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Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow Snack Mix

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Recipe by Mama Carp…. Name of recipe by Joanne Pollock Kohler (sister) lol

Just in time for Easter- I was messing in the kitchen and this is what I came up with ❤

revised 2/11/2014

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 oz. pretzel sticks ( I used ½ of an 8 oz. bag of gluten free pretzels by Glutino)
  • 1- 16 oz. jar of honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 -14.25 oz. box chocolate flavored Chex cereal (gluten free)
  • 1 cup Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits
  • 1- 12.60 oz. bag of “bunny mix” M&M’s
  • 1/8 cup reduced fat Skippy  creamy peanut butter
  • 8 oz.(1/2 package) of CandiQuik vanilla flavored chocolate

In a large plastic bowl- combine Chex cereal, pretzels and nuts; stir & set aside.

In a saucepan melt the first three ingredients together on stove- bring to a boil making sure that all the sugar has dissolved. Add baking soda and stir- mixture will be HOT! immediately pour over Chex mixture and stir well.  Microwave mixture for three minutes, stirring every minute. Line counter with wax paper and spread mix out to cool for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle generously with Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits & the M&M’s. Melt the white chocolate and peanut butter for approximately 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring halfway. Drizzle white chocolate/peanut butter mix on top of “HTGT” mixture. When hardened, break into pieces and place in bowl to serve. Also darling in individual treat bags with a ribbon & tag ❤ Take advantage of all the holiday M&M’s throughout the year and change up the nuts as well!! We make this for every gathering : )

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Mama Carp’s Jameson Cidertini

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Perfect for fall celebrations – makes 4 martinis

  • 1 cup fresh cider – I use my Northwoods Apple Cider recipe
  • 4 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 Tablespoons real maple syrup
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 cups ice
  • Sugar for rim &  garnish with fresh apple slices &cranberries

Cut lemon in half and use to rim your martini glass with sugar. Put the cider, whiskey, maple syrup, lemon juice and ice in blender and blend 15 seconds or to desired consistency. Garnish with a slice of fresh apple, apple with a cranberry or a few frozen cranberries tossed in bottom. This can also be made in a traditional martini shaker.

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Taco Dip

The thought of showing up at a party with just a bag of chips have you running scared?


Bring this taco dip & impress your friends- it’s simple and delicious. You can make this using many short cuts or go all out – shred your own cheese, use fresh romaine & add some thinly sliced scallions to really show it off. Don’t own a 16” platter? Go foil and throw it when the parties over. This taco dip has been devoured by many little goblins at my house and you’ll be howlin’ at the moon with all the compliments!

P.S. Don’t forget the chips

Click ‘Taco Dip‘ to view recipe!