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January 19, 2015

Elvis Snack Mix



I used to love weekends. After having kids I look forward to weekdays and when my kids go back to school. I thought I was the only one until I decided to ask my husband, thinking maybe staying at home made my opinion slanted. Nope, my husband is the same way. While work maybe stressful and busy, it doesn't have two boys yelling in my husband's ear all day. It also doesn't have 1,000 errands to do like every weekend seems to, or the family obligations that always crop up. When my husband and I were first married weekends were a time to relax and sleep in. I haven't slept in on the weekend since I was 27, my weekend morning normally start at 5:30 am when my youngest wakes up and demands breakfast. Then my day involves errands, laundry and cleaning up after 3 males. By the time Monday roles around I'm exhausted and spend most of the day cleaning up the messes that didn't get finished the last two days. I love my kids dearly, but I also enjoy when they wave goodbye from the bus Monday morning.



I tend to make snacks in batches. For a few weeks I make various muffin recipes, then breads, cookies, etc then switch to a new batch of snacks. Last week was Chex Mix week. I made a number of recipe variations and then stored them in the cupboard in air tight containers. It's nice since they stay fresh for a decent amount of time. The following is a recipe for Elvis Snack Mix.

Recipe adapted from Redbook Magazine.

Elvis Snack Mix



Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups banana chips
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Over medium heat melt the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and salt.
  4. Toss with cereal.
  5. Spread cereal mixture evenly on the baking sheet.
  6. Let bake 10 minutes, stirring once.
  7. Toss with the banana chips, peanut, and dark chocolate chips.
  8. Let cool and then break into pieces.
Tips: 
  • The dark chocolate chips can be replaced with semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips depending on your preference. 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips and a 1/4 cup peanut butter chips would also be yummy. 
  • The Rice Chex can be replaced with Corn Chex (or other corn or rice cereals such as Crispix). 
  • My husband prefers this mix with 2 cups of peanuts and 1 cup of banana chips. He has never been a banana chip fan, so experiment until you find a combination that works for your family (everyone is different!). 

19 comments:

  1. I'm like you. I don't like weekends at all because the kids are home. Having 2 boys who are always arguing with each other, I would prefer if they would just go to their friends house on the weekends and leave me alone. :)

    Now for that Elvis Snack Mix that sounds yummy but I'm allergic to peanuts but I know the boys would love this and so would hubby. Would be a great snack for him when he's working out at the gym.

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    1. Mine are always arguing too :) That's part of the reason I love weekdays! You could leave the peanuts out, or swap them for cranberries. I thought about using dried cranberries or cherries the last time I made this.

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  2. I hope that when you make this delicious snack, you enjoy a batch with a good book or cup of tea and call it "me" time. xo Catherine

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    1. Don't worry I make sure to have my me time, with a house full of boys it's a must :)

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  3. This snack is pretty cool! I haven't seen anything like that before :D

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    1. It really is yummy, my family loves it!

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  4. My husband and I LOVE Mondays. It's our break after the weekend with the kids. People think we are crazy, but it sounds like it's not just us ;)

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    1. You're not crazy, my husband and I are the same way :) I love my kids, but I like my quiet house as well!

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  5. This looks yummy. I love a quiet house too.

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    1. I love a quiet house. My favorite part of the day is having my cup of coffee after my kids get on the bus. It's quiet and so relaxing, a great way to start the day!

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  6. We've got a snow day here today. :) I don't mind when the kids are home, when hubby's home though, I cannot get one thing done. He's waaaaaaaaaaay more needy/demanding than the kids. ;)

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    1. My husband is the same way :) Plus he uses a ton of dishes and never puts anything away!

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  7. Do you have a new oven? What did you buy?

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    1. I finally got my oven working! Luckily it was able to be fixed, it's working great now. I am saving up though to get a much better oven, all my food magazines are making me want a fancy new double oven :)

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    1. I love those bars, so yummy! They are nice for mornings, since I seem to always run out the door with my kids and need something quick :)

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