Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Snack

I love how growing up my mom would go all out celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the family. My dad's side of the family is Scott-Irish and my momma made celebrating that heritage really fun for us kids. Here's a fun and tasty snack everyone! You don't have to be a kid to eat don't even need to be Irish! Just Enjoy!


4 cups Rice Chex Cereal
4 cups Pretzels
 10.5-ounce bag of Fritos
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of green M&Ms (I used regular and pretzel M&M's)
bag of caramel corn (optional) I used Vic's or of course you could add regular popcorn
Shamrock Bites (optional)
Heat oven to 350°F.
In a small saucepan over medium heat combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Melt the butter and let the mixture come to a boil. Continue to let it boil for 4 minutes and don’t stir it…to keep you from stirring it, combine the Chex, Fritos, and Pretzels in a large roasting pan.
Pour the caramel topping over chip mixture, stir to coat evenly. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir then bake for an additional 5 minutes. Pour onto parchment paper and allow cooling. Break into snack pieces. Now stir in the caramel corn and the M&M’s and these cute little Shamrock bites!

See…The Pot O Gold at the end of the Rainbow! Enjoy!


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