I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Caramel Snack Mix

Sweet and salty mixture that is different, but very good.   Easy to make and it will be a hit at any party.  If you want to add spice to it, add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the mixture.

Caramel Snack Mix
(serves 12)

* 1 (15 ounce) bag thin pretzel sticks
*1 (12 ounce) bag oyster crackers
*1 (12 ounce) can peanuts
*1/2 cup butter
*1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 
*1/4 cup corn syrup
*1 teaspoon kosher salt
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*1/4 teaspoon baking soda

~Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
~Spray a  jelly roll pan or roasting pan with a cooking spray.
~Add pretzels, crackers & peanuts to pan.
~Set aside.
~Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat.
~Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
~Bring to a full boil.
~Reduce heat and boil 5 minutes.
~Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
~Pour immediately over pretzel mixture.
~Stir until everything is well coated.
~Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
~Remove from oven and break apart when cool enough to handle.
~Store in a ziplock bag.

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