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Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts: Monster Snack Mix

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Monster Snack Mix


I am going to forgo my usual Week in Review today to feature a couple more Halloween treats.  I went a little over board with ideas this year!  I made this snack mix for my son’s class.  He saw it all packaged up and was very upset he had to wait until snack time at school to eat it.  Luckily for him there were a couple kids out that day, so he brought 2 back home, to snack on later.  The kids thought these were really fun.  They would be great to hand out to trick-or-treaters, to have at a party, or really just for a snack after school.  Plus you can put whatever you want in there.  Really, there is only one “requirement”.  You have to have the Frankensteins!!  


Monster Snack Mix

Frankensteins
6 cups Corn Chex Cereal
1 package Lemon-Lime Kol-Aid
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Light corn syrup
1/3 cup Butter
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted

Mix-Ins
Candy Corn
Marshmallows
Cheerios
Corn Chex
Raisins
Peanuts

Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

In a saucepan heat sugar, corn syrup and butter over medium heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil for 3 minutes (do not stir). Turn off heat and stir in baking soda and Kol-Aid.

Pour over 6 cups Chex cereal and mix together gently. Spread onto a lined or greased baking sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Take out of the oven and set 40 pieces (or however many Frankensteins you want to make), onto another lined or greased cookie sheet.  Cool completely, stirring the rest of them occasionally.  (I did not do this and mine ended up in a big block of Green Chex.) 


To make Frankensteins
Dip one end of a Chex square into the melted chocolate for the hair.  Pour the rest of the chocolate into a small zip-loc bag.  Cut off a tiny bit of the end.  Pipe eyes and mouth onto the squares. 

After the chocolate has hardened Assemble your mix using whatever mix-ins you would like.  


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28 Comments:

At October 29, 2011 at 8:59 AM , Anonymous Jenn @ Baking Jenn's Blog said...

Adorable! I love when normal recipes are made special for a holiday.

 
At October 29, 2011 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

This is so cute! I love the little Frankenstein heads!!

 
At October 29, 2011 at 9:23 AM , Blogger Mumsfilibaba said...

Those Frankensteins are funny :P

 
At October 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Erin said...

How delicious looking is this?!?! And I love the Frankensteins!!!

 
At October 29, 2011 at 9:41 AM , Blogger Foodness Gracious said...

Great post and the Frankies are awesome looking, as is the whole bag!
Happy Halloween..

 
At October 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Tiffany said...

How fun! Makes me wish I was a kid again! :D

 
At October 29, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Grubarazzi said...

Adorable little frankenstein chex guys. Cute!

 
At October 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Anonymous Maggie said...

These are so cute and creative! Love them! I think I'll be saving this one for next year too!

 
At October 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Mikaela Cowles said...

This is so fun! My mom loved to make things like this for long road trips. But, do people accept handmade treats (or snack mix) when they trick or treat anymore? Maybe the people who know you. It'd be fun to arrange a trick or treat with all the kids you know. Or maybe you'd have to arrange it among the moms with kids you know. Hum...I like this idea. Now I just have to have the kids.

 
At October 29, 2011 at 11:38 AM , Anonymous Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

My kids love holiday themed snack mixes - especially if the bags are tied with pretty ribbon! I can get them to eat just about anything that way...

 
At October 29, 2011 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Lizzy said...

Such a cute idea! I bet the kids all loved these :)

 
At October 29, 2011 at 11:50 AM , OpenID warmvanillasugar said...

Mmm gotta try this!

 
At October 29, 2011 at 12:21 PM , Anonymous Cucina49 said...

Your son's class is so lucky--those little parcels of snack mix look great!

 
At October 29, 2011 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Dee at Deelicious Sweets said...

Those Frankenstiens are so cute! You have so much patience to pipe all of those! Happy Halloween :)

 
At October 29, 2011 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Emily said...

These are so cute. What a great idea for a class snack. Much better than just pure candy.

 
At October 29, 2011 at 2:13 PM , Blogger Veronica Gantley said...

How wonderful! I will have to make these for the kids at St. Pius! They will love them. Thanks for sharing.

 
At October 29, 2011 at 3:56 PM , Anonymous Anne@frommysweetheart said...

How fun! I love anything that comes in my very own portion! I could eat a whole bag of just the Frankensteins! Hope you have a great Halloween! : )

 
At October 29, 2011 at 4:41 PM , Blogger Curry and Comfort said...

Here's to another fantastic kid friendly Halloween recipe. Did you really make all those Frankenstien faces? Kudos!! They are too cute! Hope you're having a fun weekend!

 
At October 29, 2011 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Kim Bee said...

This is a wonderful halloween snack idea. Love it Erin!

 
At October 29, 2011 at 8:23 PM , Blogger Ann said...

What a fun, delicious snack! Well worth skipping the week in review! I've really enjoyed your Halloween series, Erin!

 
At October 30, 2011 at 2:35 PM , Anonymous Autumn@Good Eats Girl said...

OMG! This is so stinkin' adorable! I am marking this for treats for next year! Love it!

 
At October 30, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Saji said...

This is sooo adorable!

 
At October 30, 2011 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Ryan said...

This is so fun and I love those cute little Frankensteins!! Fantastic idea!!

 
At October 31, 2011 at 12:35 AM , Blogger Sandra said...

Fantastic idea!!! Congrats on top 9!!

 
At October 31, 2011 at 2:24 AM , OpenID mywanderingspoon said...

Cute idea, Happy Halloween:)
http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/happy-halloween-chocolate-tangerine-boo-cupcakes/

 
At October 31, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Carolyn said...

The little frankensteins are adorable!

 
At October 31, 2011 at 12:49 PM , OpenID healthyfoodietravels said...

Adorable idea! How creative :)
Congrats on top 9 :)

 
At November 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM , Anonymous lacy said...

how cute is that! what a great idea!

 

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