Is it snack time? Whip up a quick and easy snack mix that puts a grown-up twist on a favorite childhood cereal. This snack-dessert hybrid — which utilizes peanut butter cups, marshmallow bits, chocolate chips, and caramel sauce — is so good, it's known across the web as better-than-sex Chex mix. Watch the video to learn how to make it.
The change of seasons may bring to mind shorter hemlines and a rededication to the gym, but it also means that the opportunity to indulge in a favorite balmy-weather treat — s'mores — is just around the corner. Sadly, it's not quite prime bonfire and grilling weather yet, even in Northern California, so I've come up with a fix to tide us over till then: a s'mores-inspired snack (OK, dessert) mix.
Now, I'd like to take credit for this rather clever idea, but that would be disingenuous; inspiration first struck after tasting a sample of Mama Mellace S'mores Snack Mix at the Fancy Food Show. Tasty, but a hair too sweet, and lacking the salty-sweet punch I so crave, this snack mix was on the right track but not quite as delightful as it could be. So, like any good test cook, I set out to re-create it the way my taste buds intended.
As I mentioned earlier, I've been obsessed with all things tiki, from Singapore Slings to the Tonga Room and everything in between. And as if on cue, a friend and fellow food writer hosted an island-themed party. I immediately knew one of the items I'd be showing up to the door with: tiki snack mix.
I didn't realize the addictive power of this trail mix; it was gone within a few minutes. There's something about the tropical-themed combination of sweet, chewy pineapple, rich pork, and spicy, soy-tinged nuts that will have you reaching for another handful. Get the recipe for an easy Pacific Rim snack that'll satisfy at any party when you read more.
Usually in the Snack Attack Group, we share fab, quick and easy (and healthy) snack ideas. This is more of a concept than a recipe, but I thought it fits the group nonetheless. If you want more snack ideas, check out the group -- User suzanne has been posting some really delicious looking things in there.
You've all seen them in stores: Single serving snack packs, 100 calories snacks, etc. From chips to cookies to cereal, you can buy it in single serving, snack size. I'm all for this theory, but sometimes you are paying extra for something you can do just as easily on your own (which I am not all for). Buy some snack-size resealable plastic bags, and make your own single-serving packets by looking at the serving size on the label for calories. This way you can pick virtually anything you want but still get the ease of having pre-measured snacks. You'll save money and get to eat more of what you want. To go a step further, make your own trail mix.