By ratherbeswimmin' on July 15, 2002
Photo by lets.eat
Photo by lets.eat
"My kids are "freaky" over this."
Serving Size: 1 (1323 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Made this because I was looking for a Halloween snack. Turned out great. Very colorful. We liked the sugar coating which gave it a great taste and crunch. My kids were impressed. Thanks Nurse Di."
"I made this as a snack for my kids. However, my biggest kid (husband) couldn't stop eating them. Yummy, crunchy, sweet and salty. The candy corn an M&M's give great color and taste. A big hit at our house. I am going to have to make more and hide it from my husband. Thanks Nurse Di."
"I rated this 3 stars because I brought it to work in a tin and it took 3 days before it was all eaten. This made me think that people thought it was just so-so. From experience, if something is really tasty at work it will be gone in half a day."
"oh yeah!! this was bad for calorie counters! But it is a keeper in my cookbook! Made this to take to work for a snack day! It was a hit with everyone.
10/10/11: made this again but didn't add the mini ritz until the last 15 minutes of baking. This way the ritz didn't melt but got covered by the syrup. Still Yummy!!"
"Very good! This was a hit at home & at work. One tip to make it easy to stir, I used a large sheet pan lined with non-stick foil for baking. Makes it easy to stir, and slides right off when done. Great recipe, thanks!"
"Made this as a Christmas snack for the office. Co-workers really loved it. Had several requests for recipe. DH asked me to bring any leftovers home as he enjoyed snacking on it before I bagged it. Nice taste and crunch. Doubled the recipe, omitted the candy corn and added rice/corn chex, and honey roasted peanuts. Used holiday shaped pretzels and holiday plain and peanut M&Ms. Very festive and a huge hit. Will most definitely make again."
"This was a good mix, and colorful. I used circle pretels, which the ritz ended up getting stuck in during baking. It also seemed that the peanut butter from inside the mini ritz were burning while cooking although I stirred as directed. Good flavor, sweet, easy to make. Reception was so-so from kids and adults. I would not use circle pretzels again.
Thanks for posting!"
"Delicious! The candy coating reminds me of a fast peanut brittle in preparation and taste.
I didn't have candy corn--which I realize is what makes it a Halloween party mix--so I just used the M&M's (dark chocolate peanut). I also added extra roasted peanuts, knowing my family loves them.
I love the taste of the peanut butter Ritz, but you do have to stir very carefully so you don't crush them, and even then, they tend to open up. But it's not a problem and tastes great.
One tip, if you do mix the candy in a bowl (and not on a cookie sheet as some suggest) preheat it, because if the bowl is cold, the candy will harden too fast. Also, a little cooking spray around the edges works wonders. And finally, use a greased plastic spatula, and be sure to mix all the way from the bottom.
Will make this again."
"This was a hit at our party tonight! I just used what I had on hand and turned out awesome. It was gone which tells you something right there! You could use this all year not just Halloween. Thanks!"
"wonderfully different!!! I added 1 box chocolate teddy grahams, raisens, and reese's pieces. Made two batches in the last 2 days! Thanks for sharing!"
"This is very yummy and cute too because you can use any color M&M's to fit your event.Everyone real enjoyed the mix of flavors.Thanx for sharing a fun and easy recipe!!!"
"Pretty good! Not big pretzel fans in our house but was still good! Perfect for those little trick or treaters! thanks for posting"
"Good party mix. We liked the sweetness of this and the candy corn made it yummy. I made this for vacation and it was perfect to take into the parks. Thank you for posting."
"Instead of the roasted peanuts I added a bag of peanut M&M's and some raisins in with the other stuff!"
"My kids went "freaky" over this mix too! I used everything but the candy corn, as no one likes them in the family! I also added some mini chocolate chips, gummy bears and peanut M&M's for some added crunch!"
"The kids loved this mix at my annual Halloween party this year! Thanks for sharing!"
"Really good, I'll make this again. It is best to put the pretzels, etc on parchment on a cookie sheet and pour the sugar mixture over it. You don't need to stir until it's been in the oven every 10 minutes. It coated everything well. I tried to mix a batch in the bowl and it got hard too fast. Also, the ritz crackers fell apart. I think I will try Chex next time instead. I'll also use mixed nuts next time. The coating would be really good on almonds and pecans."
"This was the hit of the party. This recipe makes alot - I ended up spliting it into to two containers both to mix in the sugary syrup and to bake it in the oven. After mixing it in the bowl I was disappointed to see how many peanut had sunk to the bottom and had no syrup on them - this however was remedied in the cooking process as I was able to stir them into the caramel once it was all hot. I split it into small bowls and left a few bowls on each table - people couldn't leave it alone :)...I will make it again for sure."
"Made for the kids snack at school, but will be using for our big halloween party this year. My kids love this."