Do you ever need a snack in a hurry? I do! ALL THE TIME. We have several kids and the school-agers have sports, activities, school presentatinos and field trips. You'd think that it would slow down in the summer, but I really think it becomes busier. With everything we're up to and all the running around, we're constantly needing snacks - either for them at their events or for the rest of our family while we watch.
Sometimes I get tired of the same old same old snack mix, crackers or cereal snacks. And I also really like to make food for our kids so I know exactly what's in it. The problem I run into: we usually find out we need snacks at the last minute. That makes it very difficult to be prepared. With this recipe from the Campfire Cookout Menu, it was Tastefully Simple to the rescue! Not only do our Holiday Fun collections come with delicious products, they have great ideas for entertaining. Many of the recipes double for awesome snacks for all of your family events!
I happened to have everything I needed to make this recipe. After all, cereal, fish crackers and pretzels are staple foods in our home. (I'm sure all you moms out there can relate.) Add a little bit of Tastefully Simple and your turn a bland mix of cereal and crackers into something phenomenal. It made so much, we were able to share and it lasted us several days of activities so I didn't have to go out looking for more snacks that week!
Add 3 cups oven-toasted corn cereal to a large bowl.
Add 2 cups baked Cheddar fish-shaped crackers.
Add 3 cups pretzel sticks.
Add 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts.
Pour over ingredients in bowl.
Toss to coat.
Pour into slow cooker. Cook, uncovered, on high for 2 hours and 15 minutes or until crunchy; stirring well every 30 minutes.