Monday, January 30, 2012

Super Maple Snack Mix

Are you ready for some game-day goodies?  Here's a crunchy, munchy, no-fumble kickin' treat. 


Maple Bacon Peanut Snack Mix


scored with my grands, Lincoln, Annahlise and Chase!


Pretzels, peanuts, bacon, cranberries, and milk chocolate chips are covered with crunchy maple syrup and a hint of heat.  It's got just the right sweet and salty blend...


and fills a big jar with some to spare!


Grab Wackee Six and plan on a 1st down, making for a great family game day!

Maple Bacon Peanut Snack Mix
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 cups peanuts
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (15 ounce) bag pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/2 pound bacon, crisp and crumbled
  • 1 (11.5 ounce) package milk chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 15x10x1" backing pan with foil; set aside.  In a large bowl combine maple syrup, butter, peanuts and pepper flakes.  Pour onto prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, till bubbly.  In an extra large bowl combine pretzels, crisp-crumbled bacon, and cranberries.  After the peanuts are roasted, gently toss with with the pretzels, bacon and cranberries until all of the ingredients are coated with maple syrup.  Spread on two large baking pans and let stand till dry.  Add the milk chocolate morsels and store in a large container in a cool spot.  

Enjoy unbeatable eatables all!

27 comments :

  1. Oh dear... this looks right up our alley around here. I wonder if you could use the dark chocolate chips here and call it REALLY medicinal. Just wondering out loud...

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  2. I know what I will be making next Sunday to take over to my mom's to watch the Super Bowl with family. Yum! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  3. Sounds great! I'm all about game day munchies:@)

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  4. A treat like this would make even this non-enthusiastic football fan excited about game day :)

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  5. this goes way beyond the Chex mix we usually make. The bacon and maple syrup sound delicious, Renee. I know this will get rave reviews on game day.

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  6. YUM! A winning recipe, just my kind of snack! Looks so good. :D

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  7. OMYLORD...don'chaknow I will be making this, FOR SURE...My bunch will LOVE IT....We have an annual SB party at son's house every year and everyone tries to outdo the others on good things to eat. I'll take this...and a big crock pot full of homemade chili..... Thanks sooo much.

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  8. This sounds delicious! I love the combination of sweet and salty!

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  9. BACON????? For reals?
    It sorta sounds delicious.
    There is nothing better than salty and sweet together.

    Those are some cute grands! It isn't possible that you are a grandmother. You are far too young!

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  10. This sounds like a really interesting combination that would add up to serious yummy!

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  11. This looks so delicious! I am always looking for new snack mixes! I will be sending the recipes from last week to you via email just as soon as I get the chance to scan! Hope you are well. Sending hugs from Nebraska!

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  12. Yum!! Your snack mix looks delicious! They would be perfect for Super Bowl this weekend, and I'd love if you would drop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!
    http://www.thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2012/01/super-bowl-eats-treats-blog-party.html

    Hope to see you there! Thanks!!

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  13. Ooh, the combination of sweet and salty sounds wonderful! We could make this so easily. I am such a salty snack fiend. Your chefs are so cute too!

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    Manoli.

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  15. Nothing beats good food, games and family! Interesting recipe. I'll have to try it.

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  16. I can definitely see how this could be quite addictive. I would have to give a bunch away as I wouldn't trust myself with this delicious treat in the house. But I'm sure later I would be mad at myself for giving it away!! :)

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  17. I just love these kind of snack mixes, and yours looks so, so tasty! Thanks so much for linking up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party! Have a great Superbowl Sunday!

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  18. I love to make snack mixes like this. The sweet/salty/spicy/smoky crunchiness of this is awesome!

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  19. I love these kinds of snack mixes, and this sounds amazing!!! They are the most addictive kinds of snacks!!!!!

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  20. I love sweet and salty snack mixes. I'm intrigued by the bacon.

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  21. I can't wait to try this with my little ones. Hopefully I don't eat t all myself. I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from Keeping it Simple. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  22. This sounds fantastic!!

    Thanks for linking up!! I featured you post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/super-bowl-party-food-2/

    Have a great Sunday!

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  23. This looks so good. I am featuring it tonight at Wow.

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  24. This mix is so different sounding and I can't wait to try it!!

    Betty

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  25. Looks so good! I love different snack mix recipes, thanks!
    Karee

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée

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