Friday, September 24, 2010

reader recipe poll: peanut butter cereal movie mix

Movie Mix
2T. margarine or butter
2T. peanut butter
3c. crispix cereal
1/2c. peanuts
1c. pretzels
3/4c. raisins
1/2c. M&Ms

Preheat oven to 250.  Melt margarine and peanut butter together in a 13x9 pan in the oven.  Stir until smooth.
Gradually add in cereal and peanuts, stirring to coat.  Bake 15 minutes (at 250).  Stir in pretzels.  Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes.
Spread cereal mix on waxed paper to cool.
Stir in raisins and M&Ms.  Makes 6c.
I really liked this mix.  The peanut butter was a really light coating (Dave wanted it more peanut butter-y), and it didn't feel really heavy or sugary in your stomach.  I would probably nix the peanuts (I'm not a huge fan of them in snack mixes) and add more pretzels instead.  Definitely a repeatable mix.  I like snack mixes you can munch on without feeling like you need to nap afterwards (ahem: puppy chow).

We ate ours in the hills of Tennessee, beside the white picket fences of Kentucky, over the bridge of the Ohio River, and into the flat, boring lands of Indiana!  I'll leave you to guess if any of the mix actually made it into our house, or if it all disappeared on the drive.  You probably already know the answer to that.  The drive was 10 hours after all, and followed a trail run.  And it's the two of us.  We love food.  And snacks.

This reader recipe poll brought to you by my mom, who paid for all the ingredients!


  1. i can't believe you mentioned puppy chow without sharing your epic puppy chow story!

  2. What is this puppy chow story?

    This does seem like the perfect car snack food (especially if paid for by someone else). Yum! I will let you know when we try it :)


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