Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Advent Activity--Day 21--Snowy Trail Mix

For our 21st Advent activity, we made Snowy Trail mix for a snack. We've actually been skipping a few activities these last days before Christmas, which is odd since we are all home all day and should have plenty of time, but it hasn't worked out that way. I saw this recipe in a Family Fun magazine, but hadn't tried it until now. It is SOOOOOOO good. I'm already thinking this would be a great gift mix for Christmas next year.

First we put all the dry ingredients in a big bowl: pretzel sticks, Chex cereal, pecan halves, dried cranberries, and cashews.

Then we melted a bag of white chocolate chips in the microwave and poured it over the dry mixture.

My oldest son helped mix it all together. You can see his fingers in the photo as he couldn't resist sampling it right away! Me neither!!

After coating the mix, we spread it out on a waxed paper covered cookie sheet until it cooled slightly. Then it was ready to enjoy. Very easy and VERY VERY good! I can't stop eating it! This is definitely a recipe we'll be making again.


Anna said...

Happy Christmas Laura and all Laura's many readers. I hope you all have a peaceful and restful day.

Thank you, Laura for your generoristy and lovingkindness in sharing on this and My Montessori Journey your wisdom and your shortcomings. I have been inspired and encouraged by your example.
Thank you.

rainbowmummy said...

Happy Christmas Anna!

Hey, Laura, perhaps some "snow" in the form of desiccated coconut would be a nice addition?