Fritos Trail Mix

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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I just heard of this great snack this year. I'm very disappointed that I haven't known about it all these years. It is one of the best "snack to give as a gift" that I have ever made. I have now made 4 batches of it. I wanted to make sure I have enough to take to our families over the holidays after I gave some to friends.

I heard about this snack on a recipe Facebook group that I'm part of. They shared the blog   with the recipe so I want to make sure that I give her credit. Be sure to go over an see other great recipes that she has on her blog.

The actual blog with the recipe can be found at Together As Family blog

I'm also going to list it here so you'll have it on this page along with my personal pictures from my baking day!! I had some toasted quinoa that I made a week ago. I ended up adding that to the liquid mixture right before I poured it over the dry mixture. I think it added a great flavor!!
  • 1 bag (10.5 oz) Fritos
  • 2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups pretzels (any shape)
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup (like Karo)
  • 1 cup chocolate candies (like m&m's)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl combine Fritos, chex cereal, pretzels, and nuts. Set aside.
  3. In small sauce pan, over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Let come to a boil, then boil for 4 minutes without stirring.
  4. Remove pan from heat and pour over the Fritos mixture in the large bowl. Stir together to coat evenly.
  5. Dump the snack mix onto parchment lines cookie sheets (you may need 2) and cook for 8 minutes. Take out, stir mix, and cook for an additional 8 minutes.
  6. Pour onto a wax paper lined counter top and let cool completely. Brake apart and add in chocolate candies.

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Always at the ready- Scout never left my side!!

I will be honest. This is the first Christmas that I've felt like doing any baking or making of special treats in many years. Grief is still my companion, but I refuse to let it ruin my life. I'm choosing life!!  I hope the rest of you are choosing to live an abundant life during this special time of you.

Merry Christmas!!!!!