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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


    Directions
    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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    Those Rollo Pretzel thingies are yummy.
    http://asouthernfairytale.com/2010/0...etzel-turtles/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TShooters View Post
    Those Rollo Pretzel thingies are yummy.
    http://asouthernfairytale.com/2010/0...etzel-turtles/
    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.
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/bunc...frito-popcorn/

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

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    Simple ... a box of deluxe chocolates!
    Everyone will LOVE your offering!
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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
    quickly.

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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!
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    Here is a recipe that my Mother-In-Law made for people with diabetes.I always made it & gave it out at Christmas.
    Sara's Trail Mix -
    1 Cup of each ingredient -
    Dry roasted unsalted peanuts
    Dry roasted salted peanuts
    Unsalted sunflower seeds
    Salted sunflower seeds
    Golden raisins
    Dark raisins
    Carob Chips ( I use Nestle Morsels)
    Butterscotch Morsels
    Salted soybeans
    Unsalted soybeans

    You can always add different kind of nuts or anything that you like. You just want to balance out the salt & sweet.

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    I make the pretzel "thingies" using the square, waffle-shaped Rollos. I put a second pretzel on top of the Rollo and press it down enough to flatten the rollo a little. These are also hard to leave alone!

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    snack Mix

    4 cups golden grahams
    2 cups dry roasted peanuts
    1 cup craisins

    1 - 12 oz pkg white chocolate chips
    1 1/2 Tbls oil (for melting)

    Put golden grahams, peanuts & craisins in bowl
    Melt choc chips & oil in microwave according to directions of
    on chip pkg. Pour over mixture til all coated.
    spread out on wax paper & let dry. Break up
    and it is ready to eat! Addictive!!!
    I have also made it & not put any coating on it-
    just used it plain. good also

    I made the small little tote bags & put a snack bag
    of this mix in each one for our quilt group
    last Christmas. It was a hit!

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    Correction: It should read--I make the pretzel "thingies" using the square, waffle-shaped pretzels" not waffle-shaped Rollos. Sorry.

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    Try this web site. It is for oodles of chex mix recipes. I make the pumpkin one and our quilting group just loved it. Have a great time at your retreat.

    http://www.chex.com/recipes/Category...goryId=340&t=0

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    I make a snack using club crackers. You put a single layer of club crackers in a bar pan that has foil in it.
    1 cup butter
    3/4 cup sugar put in pan and heat to bubbly. Cook 1-2 minutes. Spoon over the club crackers. Put in oven and bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until bubbly. Take out and sprinkle semi sweet chocolate chips on top, I use 2 cups Leave for a few minutes and then spread melting chocolate chips over cracker layer Next sprinkle about half bag of toffee bits on top. Press lightly into chocolate. Let cool completely, if you can refrigerate for about an hour that helps set the chocolate. This time of year I put out on the enclosed porch (its cold out there) When set, break into pieces. I get requests for this at every retreat I attend. store in plastic bag.

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    Yum! Yum! I want to make some for myself and take down to my sewing room!
    Lori McC

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    Don't get me wrong, I love sweets and snacks but a veggie tray or even a bowl of carrot sticks will be greatly appreciated by those trying to shed their extra Christmas pounds.

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    2 cans corn
    1 can black eye peas
    1 can sweet peas
    1 can black beans
    Kraft Zesty Italian dressing (must be zesty)
    Tortilla chips

    Rinse all canned ingredients with water.
    Mix all in container and coat with enough Zesty Italian dressing to coat and have a little on bottom of container.
    Mix occasionally during the event to re-coat with dressing.
    Scoop with tortilla chips and enjoy!!!
    Go forth and sew!

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    I love these recipes. I was trying to find snacks that were gluten free and these not only work but give me lots of ideas. Thank you!!!
    Lynda

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