The Perfect Ending to a Sweet and Salty Week

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | August 18th, 2017 | Friday Flashback

Don’t be fooled by this simple photo; this snack mix is amazing!

This week I have shared two new recipes that are pretty different, which fits into my design of Think Tasty. Although it may be better to have more focus, I enjoy cooking too many things to narrow my recipe testing. Thus, we end up with weeks like this where one day is a salad, and the other is a sweet treat/breakfast dish. I’d like to think that the unifying theme is that everything I post is tasty.

As I looked through my archives of Augusts past, I was a bit stymied as to how I’d find a recipe that belonged at the end of this week. So, I made a bit of a mental stretch and decided to go with a recipe that embraces an element of each: salty and sweet.

This recipe for Sweet and Salty Snack Mix is a crowd favorite. If you have a group without food allergies, it tends to please all. In fact, it actually can be problematic because it’s one of those mixes where you never get tired of it. As opposed to puppy chow, which becomes too sweet, or typical snack mix, which becomes too salty, this mix keeps you balanced. A bite of sweet. A bite of salt. Yep, that’s delicious to me. Of course, it also means you might eat the whole batch on your own. Oops!

Before I stop typing there’s one more great thing about this recipe. Whereas many snack mixes require you to buy four, five, or more ingredients to combine, this recipe requires only two (outside of the two ingredients for the coating). One box of cereal and one jar of peanuts, and you are ready to go.

For your next cookout, family gathering, or lazy Sunday afternoon, I recommend making a batch, and doubling, tripling, etc. as needed. You’ll have a new favorite dish for all.

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