Fisherman's Kettle Snack Mix

by Lydia E. Harris


2 cups original-flavor Goldfish crackers
2 cups pretzel sticks
2 cups wheat, rice or corn crisp cereal squares
1/2 cup peanuts (optional)
1/4 cup butter
6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine crackers, pretzels, cereal and peanuts.
2. In a medium-size microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup and vanilla.
3. Cover with paper towel and microwave butter mixture for one minute. Stir carefully; mixture will be hot.
4. Microwave one more minute or until butter melts and mixture boils. Stir.
5. Ask an adult to pour the butter mixture over the cracker mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
6. Microwave on high for 2 minutes and stir. Microwave at medium power for 2 to 3 more minutes, stirring every 1 to 2 minutes. Be careful not to overcook.
7. Spread mix on waxed paper to cool.
8. Nibble on your fishy catch.

Copyright © 2009 Lydia E. Harris. Used by permission.