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    Twisted Sister’s Eye Candy Trail Mix

    Twisted Sister’s Eye Candy Trail Mix. Photo by twissis

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    Trail mix isn’t a unique idea, but I often have ingredient issues here & got inspired by Ultimate Trail Snack Mix Ultimate Trail Snack Mix by looneytunesfan. Using ingredients I easily found at my local bargain grocery store, I put this together & we plan to give it my DH’s family in an assorted food gift Christmas basket. The packaging is what makes it fun & “candy for the eyes”. I saved clear glass bottles, pretty ones w/tight-fitting caps or corks. A cognac bottle & heart-shaped limoncello bottle from Italy come to mind as I type. I removed the labels, filled them w/the trail mix & put them in our freezer to await the holidays. Some bottles even came in boxes that will be gift-wrapped. I’ll put 1 in ea basket & make gift labels that say “This bottle is refillable. If I get it back, you’ll get it back next Christmas.” … Just 1 more way a family tradition is born.

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    Serves: 30


    Cup Ser ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
    • 1 1/2 cups shoestring potatoes (or pretzels)
    • 1 1/2 cups raisins (plain)
    • 1 1/2 cups chocolate-covered raisins
    • 1 1/2 cups cashews
    • 1 1/2 cups peanuts
    • 1 1/2 cups M&M's plain chocolate candy (red, green & bright colors only to keep the X-Mas theme going, Leave brown out)
    • 1 1/2 cups dried banana pieces
    • 1 1/2 cups dried limes (candied, or pineapple)
    • 1 1/2 cups cereal (I use Nestle's Fitness)


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      Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight containers in a freezer till ready to use.
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      NOTES: I needed an average of 3 cups trail mix for 5 bottled gifts, so I picked 10 items X 1½ cups = 15 cups. For the limes, I sliced thinly, candied them using a recipe Neta here at RZ found for me at another site & then cut them in sml pieces. I wanted to use red cinnamon candies for the red colour & tasty flavour, but I can only get them in the US. I’d never eaten the cereal I used till I came to Iceland, but it’s a crunchy, sweet, cinnamon coated wafer type cereal I like. Any cereal favourite can be used if it’s “sturdy” enough to hold up in the mix (like Chex does). There are really no rules for this except have fun!
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      PIC NOTE: Altho not the season now, I posted a pic to show the "prototype".

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    • on January 04, 2007


      Let me say tha this was very much appreciated by my employer for who I prepared this for.She really liked the mix of different things, and couldn't stop eating them. So thank you for posting the recipe

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    Nutritional Facts for Twisted Sister’s Eye Candy Trail Mix

    Serving Size: 1 (40 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 193.7
    Calories from Fat 103
    Total Fat 11.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    Cholesterol 1.4 mg
    Sodium 53.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 16.1 g
    Protein 3.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    shoestring potatoes

    chocolate-covered raisins

    dried banana pieces

    dried limes


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