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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jenny's Smacky Delicious Mix

    My Aunt Jenny is famous!  She submitted this recipe to Gooseberry Patch and had it published in Homestyle in a Hurry.  Isn't that fun?  If you liked Grandma Schanhorst's Microwave Caramel Corn, you will love this!  It is the same principle of making a caramel and using the microwave to dry it out.  It is so much quicker than using the oven!

    We threw together an impromptu BBQ this weekend.  It was just too nice not to cook something over fire.  Now, when I say cook something over fire, I really mean it.  Matt cooks over a wood fire.  He starts with logs and paper and kindling and the whole bit.  So, it takes a while before we are ready to cook.  He has to make the kindling, build a pretty little fire (sometimes he gets pretty artistic with his wood placement), start the fire, feed the fire, burn the fire down a bit to get a nice bed of coal.   Finally, a few hours later we are ready for the food.

   So, needless to say, the process can make us all hungry!  It just so happened I had bought the cereal to make this.  So, I ran inside and made a little snack for everyone while we waited for the fire master to do his thing.


    Everyone LOVED it.  Maybe too much.  We all stood around saying how addicting it was while feeding our faces.  Then when dinner was ready, we weren't quite as hungry as maybe we should have been.  You live and you learn!  Next time we'll make a smaller dinner ;-)


    Make sure you have a large glass bowl ready for this.  My 4 qt glass bowl is just barely big enough for to make a full batch.  You are going to want to use glass because it is microwave safe and you don't want that super hot sugar burning into anything else!

Jenny's Smacky Delicious Mix

Ingredients:

12 oz box of hexagon cereal
16 oz jar dry roasted peanuts or less (I used about 8 oz and that was plenty!)
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp baking soda

  1. Combine cereal and peanuts in a large microwave-safe glass bowl, set aside
  2. In a large (it will bubble up!) sauce pan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup.  Bring to a gentle boil, stirring frequently.  Boil for two minutes
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the baking soda.  Pour caramel mix over cereal and peanuts, stirring to coat
  4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.  Remove and stir.  Repeat two more times.
  5. Pour onto lightly greased baking sheets or strips of waxed paper
  6. Cool completely then break into pieces and serve.  Store in an air-tight container



24 comments:

  1. Well this sounds like it could be dangerous and addicting! Yummy!

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  2. Our kids like to snack especially salty snacks. This looks like it's easy and yummy, too!

    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!

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    1. My little guy loved it! It was so quick and easy too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. This looks so good, I can see how it would be addictive! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

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    1. It's terribly addictive! My little guy had his own little bowl of it, but kept trying to reach into the big bowl on the table anyway. None of us could stay out of it!

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  4. Wow, what a nice snack...Jenney's Smacky Delicious Mix looks and sounds great. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. It is dangerously good! Thanks for hosting.

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    2. It is dangerously good! Thanks for hosting.

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  5. What a great idea! I often use cereal to make snacks so glad to see it isn't only me! Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday

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    1. Too funny! We love snack mixes that include cereal and they are so easy. Thanks for hosting!

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  6. What a tasty snack mix. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  7. Sounds like a fun BBQ, and the perfect snack to tide you all over! Thanks so much for sharing at Talented Tuesdays!

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    1. My husband and I have very different entertaining styles! His are last minute and whatever ends up on the table is a surprise to everyone. Mine area bit more planned. The snack mix worked really well to make sure nobody starved in the process!

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  8. Yummy! Who doesn't like a good snack mix? Thanks for sharing this awesome post at Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. If you haven't linked up this week, be sure to stop by. The party is still going on! Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Christie ~ Sparkles of Sunshine

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    1. Thanks, Christie! We anything snacky around here, so this was no exception!

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  9. Oh this would not last long around me or my house. Might be making this soon but that would blow my diet. :))) I like cooking over fire when we go camping. Love the flavor adds to the meal. Probably not good for us though. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you bring this week!

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    1. It does add a great flavor to whatever you are grilling... and it has be still be better than frying, right?

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  10. I haven't heard of this, but it sounds amazing! I love that you said you'd make less dinner rather than less of this! :)

    Thanks for linking up with us on Throwback Thursday - we appreciate it, and are always looking forward to next week's posts, too!! :) Be sure to follow our pinterest board, too! :)

    Mollie

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    1. Well you have to have your priorities straight ;-) Thank you so much!

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