Cinnamon Honey & Buttery Ranch Snack Mix

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The holidays truly never end. And if it’s not a holiday, it’s a football game, a birthday, or a work party. It’s smart to know how to throw together easy recipes for last minute parties that you can customize for any situation. Snack mixes are the best for those last minute parties. You can customize snack mix by adding different colored candies for themes. I love that you can use a “base” mix recipe and change it up to get a couple flavors out of one recipe. Today I made a buttery ranch flavor and a cinnamon honey mix using the same base recipe.

These mixes are perfect for the Super Bowl party, for your office, or Valentines day!

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Honey Cinnamon Mix Ingredients: 

2 Cups Mixed Nuts
2 Cups Pretzels
2 Cups Chex Cereal
2 Cups Wheat Chex Cereal
2 Cups Dried Cranberries
1 1/2 Cup Pepitas
4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted
2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Cup Chopped Dark Chocolate

*You can also add M&M’s, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, marshmallows or popcorn.

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Buttery Ranch Snack Mix Ingredients: 

2 Cups Mixed Nuts
2 Cups Pretzels
2 Cups Chex Cereal
2 Cups Wheat Chex Cereal
1 1/2 Cup Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
1 Packet Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix
1/2 Cup Italian Breadcrumbs

*You can also add Doritos, popcorn, or cheese crackers.

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Add mixed nuts to the mixing bowl. It’s so much cheaper to buy a party mix instead the nuts separately.

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I used the gluten free pretzels because I prefer them over regular pretzels. I find them crunchier and less dry! I’m always searching for the water bottles when I eat regular pretzels. If you do not use the wheat Chex, it’ll make the honey cinnamon recipe gluten free.

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Add cereal to the bowl! If you want to make the honey cinnamon extra cinnamon-y, use Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal!

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I made the honey cinnamon snack mix first!

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Add dried cranberries to the mixing bowl.

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Add pepitas.

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Melt coconut oil.

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Mix honey into the melted coconut oil.

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Mix in cinnamon in as well.

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Poor the honey coconut oil mixture over the snack mix and combine well.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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Spread the mix onto a baking sheet.

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Drizzle honey over the top and sprinkle the sea salt over the mix.

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Bake for 18-22 minutes.

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Spread mix onto parchment paper and allow it to cool for about an hour.

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Chop up dark chocolate pieces.

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Mix the dark chocolate into the cooled snack mix. Do not do this when the mix is warm otherwise the chocolate will melt.

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This would make a perfect movie theater snack.

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I packed the sweet mix into some mason jars for the counter.

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Seasoning the ranch flavored ones!

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Pour melted butter over the pepitas, pretzels, Chex, and mixed nuts.

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Add ranch packet, bread crumbs and mix.

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Spread the mix out onto a baking sheet.

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Bake 18-22 minutes.

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Pour the mix over a sheet of parchment paper and allow it to cool.

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This is a perfect snack food and super inexpensive!

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What is your favorite “BASE” recipe?

Try my Sweet Potato “base” recipe! (Salt N Vinegar & Honey Cinnamon)

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