My turn: Snack mix packs variety of tastes, textures

A single handful of snack mix has a great variety of tastes and textures. Munching on all the components is fun.

That coupled with my sweet tooth made the following recipe sound quite good. It’s from www.tasteofhome.com, reprinted with permission.

“Pack a sandwich bag of this treat in each of your children’s lunches and watch their eyes light up,” said Shirley Glaab of Hattiesburg, Miss., on the website.

Of course, you can use snack mix in many instances, too. I could name them, but I doubt you all need my help with that.

Sweet popcorn snack mix

8 cups popped popcorn

2 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar

1 tablespoon baking cocoa

1 cup honey bear-shaped crackers

1 cup broken thin pretzel sticks

1/2 cup milk chocolate M&M’s

Place popcorn in a large bowl. Combine cinnamon-sugar and cocoa; sprinkle over popcorn and toss to coat. Stir in graham snacks, pretzels and M&M’s. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: about 2-1/2 quarts, or 10 servings.