Friday, December 27, 2013

Man's Mason Jar Gift Recipe

Although these jars were for all the grown guys--SIL's and sons--in our family, these would also make a great recipe to take to a New Years eve gathering!  My hubby likes to make his own trail mix recipe for TV snacks.  He has definite proportions that he likes.  So he printed the recipe, made it and filled the jars for the guys of our "Mason Jar Christmas"! (See previous posts.) Recipe shared below.


Andy's Custom Trail Mix

  • 1/2 c. Santa Fe Mix 
  • 1/3 c. peanuts
  • 1/3 c.. pretzel pieces
  • 1/4 c. roasted almonds
  • 1/4 c. Corn Nuts
  • 1/4 c. M&M's
  • 1/8 c. craisns
  • 1/8 c, Pecan pieces

Note:  The Santa Fe Mix is a pre-made mix of peanuts, corn nuts and several small chili flavored crackers, including chili lemon sticks and sesame sticks.  It is slightly hot with the chili powder flavorings. If you cannot find Santa Fe mix at your local store, you could use small cracker pieces and use chili powder, onion powder, garlic, and paprika to season.  I don't think it would be quite the same, but you might find a combination that you like!  Be creative~!

Mix all ingredients together evenly.  Makes 2 cups


Rose Clearfield said...

What a creative guy gift! The mix sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

pasqueflower said...

What a great gift idea! And thanks for the recipe! My brother loves Corn Nuts. He used to crunch them on debate trips when we were in high school, back in the day.

Memories for Life said...

Yum! I like the mix of salty and sweet and a little bit of heat mixed in makes it really yummy!