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Thread: snack ideas or recipes for retreat

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    Senior Member Missi's Avatar
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    snack ideas or recipes for retreat

    I have retreat next week and want to take some snacks. Does anyone have a some good standby's they always take? I was thinking of Chex mix and Puppy chow but am open for suggestions. Thanks!!!!!

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    Here are a few to start with. Hope you find one you can use. I love to entertain.
    Carmel Corn Puffs
    1 bag of Corn Puffs (you can also use Kix Cereal if you want)
    ½ Lb. Oleo
    1C. Brown Sugar
    ¼ C. White Corn Syrup
    1 tea. Soda

    Put butter, syrup and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add soda. Pour over Corn Puffs, stir to coat. Put in a large pan and bake at 225 degrees for 45 minutes. Stir every 15 minutes. Dump out baked Carmel Corn Puffs onto waxed paper and allow to cool. Store in a tight container until you are ready to eat or share with those holiday guests!

    No Bake Church Goodies
    2 cups toasted rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
    2 cups peanut butter-flavored corn and oat cereal (such as Captain Crunch)
    2 cups mini marshmallows
    2 cups chopped pecans (mixed nuts can also be used)
    1-1/2 pounds white chocolate, chopped
    2 C. M&M

    1. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. In a large bowl, combine toasted rice cereal, peanut-butter flavored corn and oat cereal, marshmallows and pecans.
    3. Place chopped chocolate in a medium-size bowl. Microwave on HIGH for about 3 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir until smooth.
    4. Pour melted chocolate over cereal mixture and stir until coated. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm. Cut into 24 squares. I like to drop this by a teaspoon onto a sheet of waxed paper for drop cookies instead of bar cookies. You can also add other things to this recipe like coconut… Your choice:>
    Sweet and Salty Party Snacks

    9 C. Corn or Rice Squares
    4 C. Popped popcorn
    1-11/2 C. Salted nuts (your choice)
    1 C. Brown Sugar
    ½ C. Butter
    ½ C. Light Corn Syrup
    1 tea. Vanilla
    ½ tea. Soda
    Chocolate covered pretzels (optional)
    Chocolate Candies or others (Optional and your choice)
    Additional Salted Nuts (Optional and your choice)
    Other additions you might want to add to your mix.
    Pre heat oven to 250 degrees. Spray roasting pan with Pam.
    Mix Cereal, popcorn, and nuts in a large bowl.
    Pour into prepared pan. Combine Sugar, butter and corn syrup
    in medium, heavy-duty sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat
    Stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 5 min. Remove from heat;
    Stir in vanilla and soda. Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat evenly.
    Bake for 45 min. stirring every15 min. Cool completely, break apart.
    Add other items to mix that you desire. Put in a sealed container and enjoy!
    Cherrios No Bake Cookies
    ½ C. light corn syrup
    ½ C. chocolate chips
    ¼ C. sugar
    ½ C. smooth peanut butter
    3 C. Cherrios Cereal
    Place corn syrup, chocolate chips, and sugar in sauce pan over medium heat.
    Cook stirring frequently until bubbles break the surface. Remove from heat and
    add peanut butter. Mix until smooth. Stir in Cherrios until evenly coated.
    Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper, forming clusters. Cool and eat!
    Makes about 3 ½ dozen.

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    Junior Member TShooters's Avatar
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    Those Rollo Pretzel thingies are yummy.

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    Junior Member margaret53's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TShooters View Post
    Those Rollo Pretzel thingies are yummy.
    I have had these before. My granddaughters Home Ec (I don't think they call it that anymore) made them. They were delish!

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    I have made this without the M&Ms and can't stop eating it.

    It's super easy to make. Have fun at your retreat!

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    Simple ... a box of deluxe chocolates!
    Everyone will LOVE your offering!
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!

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    Senior Member kathyd's Avatar
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    The caramel Corn Puffs recipe is also good with Cheetos. I made something similar at Christmas but used "Chesters Puffed Corn", my sister ate half the bag!!! Also good with cinnamon mixed into the syrup!! MMMMMMM

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    I always like to take fruit. At this time of year the go to citrus is Cuties (clementines). They disappear

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    My retreat is also next week. I plan on making fortune cookies (many recipes on the net)with quilting sayings as the message. Also some cheese straws, tangerines, and cheese sticks.
    "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver." Barbara De Angelis

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    Be sure to take along some Wet Ones to leave with the goodies so you can keep on quilting!
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!

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