Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snack Recipe: Mex Mix

Mex Mix

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
6 cups square rice cereal
5 cups corn chips (I like to use Fritos)
3 cups peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 13x9 inch baking pan, melt butter in oven 3 minutes. Add taco seasoning to melted butter. Mix well. Add rice cereal, corn chips and peanuts. Toss to coat. Bake 20 minutes or until crispy. Makes 12 servings.

Recipe can be found on page 41 in  
At Christmas I make big batches of this for my Christmas Baskets. It is nice to have a savory snack along with all the sweet ones.

Money Saving Tip: Purchase generic cereal instead of name brand. You can't taste the difference.

When our son was younger he said he could taste the difference between name brand and generic cereal, but I am sure it was just the toy inside the box that made the name brand taste better. When he moved away to attend college and had to learn to budget his money, that all changed. His first visit home after moving away we went to the grocery store to purchase his favorite foods. As I reached for his favorite cereal he said "Mom don't buy that get the generic brand it's cheaper and tastes the same." Apparently college does make you smarter!

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