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!
*Makes about 15 cups
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