Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that you might enjoy. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!
Friday, January 04, 2013
Easy Appetizers - Praline Pecan Crunch Snack Mix
I attended a workshop years ago, and one of the participants brought this super delicious appetizer. Beware - your guests won't be able to stop munching on this delight!
Praline Pecan Crunch Snack Mix
(16-ounce) box Quaker® Toasted Oatmeal Squares Cereal (about 8 cups)
2 cups pecan pieces
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
4 tablespoons margarine OR butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1.Heat oven to 250ºF. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan
with cooking spray.
2.Combine cereal and pecans in pan; mix
3.In large microwaveable bowl, combine
sugar, corn syrup and margarine. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute 30 seconds; stir.
Microwave an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds or until boiling.
4.Stir vanilla and baking soda into
sugar mixture. Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat evenly.
5.Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15
minutes. Transfer to baking sheet, spreading mixture in even layer. Cool
completely; break into pieces.