Safari Crunch

Ingredients:
1 c butter ½ c brown sugar
2 Tbl maple syrup 2¾ c old-fashioned oats
¼ tsp salt ½ c crispy rice cereal
¼ c chopped walnuts ¼ c raisins
¼ c banana chips (optional)

Directions:
Preheat the over to 350. Grease 2 13" x 9" baking pans (or 4 pie tins). Melt the butter, sugar and maple syrup in a large saucepan. Stir in the oats, salt, crispy rice, walnuts, raisins, and optional banana chips so mixture is coated evenly. Pour into baking pan and even with a rubber spatula. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the oats are golden brown. Allow to cool. Cut into shapes with assorted cookie cutters or break crunch into small pieces and store in an airtight container.

Rainbow Snack Mix

Ingredients:
2 cups blue corn tortilla chips 1 cup orange cheese balls
(if they are large, break into small pieces)
1 cup red & green apple jacks cereal 1 cup yellow corn pops cereal
1 cup purple raisins 1 cup white mini marshmallows

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together gently in a large bowl. Store in airtight container. If you won’t be eating the snack mix within a few days after making, leave the marshmallows out until just before serving.

Ranch Chex Mix Recipe

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 9 cups Corn, Rice or Wheat Chex cereal (or combination)
2 cups bite-size pretzel twists 2 cups bite-size cheese crackers
1 package (1 oz size) ranch dressing mix 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in cereal, pretzels and crackers until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.
Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Oven Directions: Heat oven to 250 F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in cereal, pretzels and crackers until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated. Bake 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Three Little Pigs Snack Mix

Ingredients
1 cup potato sticks (straw)
1 cup pretzel stick (sticks)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chunk (or regular Hershey bars, broken into marked rectangular pieces) (bricks)

Directions
Mix together and serve.

Peanut Butter And Jelly Snack Mix

Ingredients:
3 cups each corn & rice chex® cereal, and cheerios cereal
1 cup pretzel sticks or twists
1 tablespoon margarine or butter --do not use spread or tub
1/3 cup grape jelly
1 cup raisins

Directions:
Heat oven to 350°. Mix cereals and pretzels in large bowl; set aside. Heat peanut butter and margarine to boiling in 1-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally. Pour over cereal mixture in bowl, stirring until evenly coated. Spread in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches; bake 5 minutes. Meanwhile, microwave jelly in small microwavable bowl uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Drizzle jelly over cereal mixture; bake 5 minutes longer. Stir in raisins. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container. 10 cups snack.