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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Scarecrow Crunch


I have come across so many great fall ideas on Pinterest.  Its really hard to not go crazy pinning all of the cute ideas and yummy recipes I've seen! I'm trying to make as many as I can, but I know I won't make a dent in all of the recipes I've pinned. When I came across this recipe for Scarecrow Crunch, I just knew I had to try it out-- recipes like this are so much fun and such an easy snack to make for a party or for gifts.  Its a great blend of salty and sweet, chewy and crunchy which means a perfect snack in my book. Basically, you just combine all of the ingredients in a huge bowl and then TRY to not eat endless handfuls of this goodness.  When I say you need a big bowl, I mean a big bowl.  This started to overflow the biggest bowl I had so I ended up having to mix this in my large stock pot.

If you are having a fall or Halloween party, just mix this up and serve it in a festive bowl.  I also like the idea of making these for gifts so I bought some cellophane treat bags at Michael's and found some cute Halloween ribbon on sale!  I put about 2 cups of the mix in each bag and tied it with the ribbon.  Easy peasy!


Scarecrow Crunch
*Makes about 15 cups

Ingredients:
4 cups crunchy oatmeal cereal squares (such as Life cereal)
4 cups tiny twist pretzels
1 (24 oz.) bag autumn mix candy corn
2 cups Reese's Pieces
2 (6 oz.) boxes caramel popcorn with nuts
1 7 oz. bag chocolate graham snacks (I used Pepperidge Farms chocolate goldfish)

Mix all ingredients together in a very large bowl. Serve as desired.

*Note:  For those concerned with peanut allergies, I would use regular caramel corn without the peanuts and swap out the Reese's Pieces for regular M&M's.  The fall color M&M's they have out now would look really cute in this mix.

Recipe from noragriffin.typepad.com



17 comments:

  1. Any time caramel popcorn is involved, it has to be a winner!

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  2. My 4-5 year olds at school will love this treat for Halloween. Think we'll make a batch there!

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  3. I'm with Cher...can't beat caramel corn! This would make great favors for a Halloween party~

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  4. What a healthy scare crow crunch, yummy!

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  5. Can't wait to try this with the kids! Looks yummy!

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  6. I think this will be a delicious treat for some of our special little trick or treaters!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  7. I've heard about how great Pinterest is many times but I haven't had the time to browse around yet. So thank you for sharing the great find. This is a nice little gift! Some reader above mentioned and I think I'd make this for my preschool and kindergartener's classes!

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  8. This is indeed a novel idea and will surely be a treat for the kiddies this Halloween. If I will be able to make these for my new neighbors, it will be a great way to introduce myself to them as the new neighbor... right?
    happy weekend!
    Malou

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  9. I agree. Pinterest is the new addiction. Too many wonderful things. I stayed up all night reading and looking and then I told myself I can't get back on right now because I have to get my other things done. These snacks you made look great. I needed a good snack for a party I'm attending and you've given me a great idea. Thanks.

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  10. What a perfect combination of sweet and salty! I just joined pinterest tonight and it's very addicting!

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  11. Pinterest gives me so many great ideas. I love this but I'm afraid I would eat every last bite!

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  12. This looks so easy to put together and a perfect party treat. Your presentation is so pretty, Ryan.

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  13. What a GREAT mix! I play cards every Friday night - and this is going in the snack bowls! Thanks! I gotta check out this pinterest!

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  14. Following you on Google Follower...what a great blog!

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  15. I'm SO loving pinterest!! And this mix is a hit. Love the way you have it packaged.

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  16. Good gracious it does make a GIANT amount. I am feeding 30 high-school boys and I'm still not sure they will finish it off! Going to put some away for our Thanksgiving road-trip snacking!

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