Sweet and Salty Frito Snack Mix


Oh my.

This sweet and salty frito snack mix makes me happy.  It is what it says: sweet, salty, and delicious.

You know what else makes me happy? Weekends.  Pancakes.  A good book that I can’t put down.  TV opening credits.

Let’s spend some time on that last one.  Yes, today we are going to have a conversation about television show opening credits.  Now, for me, a good set of opening credits can set a good tone for a TV show.  It makes marathoning a show so much more enjoyable.  However, I recently learned that not everyone values good opening credits.  One of my favorite opening credits is from Sons of Anarchy.  When I went home over winter break my parents were watching the show on Netflix as well, but it turns out when they watch the show on Netflix they always fast forwarded through the credits.

I watched in horror each episode as they fast forwarded past the tattoo song credits, and I found myself extrememely disappointed.  I need to hear the opening credits to get in the mood for the show (instead I had to watch in solitude afterward on my computer).  The good life is being able to watch great opening credits.

Other shows with great opening credits:  Dexter,  most HBO shows (my favorites being True Blood, Big Love, and Game of Thrones), all 90s shows like Charmed and Dawson’s Creek (I DON’T WANNA WAIT).  Oh my god there are so many good TV show credits that I could go on forever.  So instead let’s leave with this fantastic snack mix: basically a caramel coated mix of salty crunchy goodness with M&Ms on top.

Make sure to eat this snack mix while watching TV openings for maximum enjoyment.  Now we better go before I start a rant about how Dawson’s Creek on Netflix does NOT have the original song for the opening credits.  Show ruined.

Barely Adapted from Recipe Girl


3-4 cups fritos (about 10 ounces)
2 cups rice chex cereal
2 cups pretzels
1 1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup candy (m&ms, mini peanut butter cups, heath pieces, etc.)


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a roasting pan mix fritos, chex cereal, pretzels, and pecans.

In a small saucepan combine butter, light corn syrup, and light brown sugar over medium heat. Stir together until brown sugar and butter have melted. Bring to a hard boil and let boil for 4 minutes without stirring. Stir in salt. Pour over snack mix, stirring to evenly coat. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and stir mix. Bake again for 8 minutes. Let cool completely.

Once cooled, break into pieces and stir in candy.


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