Make Your Own Snack Mix

snack-mixRecently for the Easter holiday I decided to make my own snack mix to put in my parents Easter basket.  Yeah, you read that right…I made my parents an Easter basket.  You never are too old for an Easter basket!  They came to visit and we all had a lovely time.  It was probably the best Easter we have had in years!

Landon had so much fun chasing bubbles (a bubble machine was in his Easter basket) and the weather was gorgeous.

Now back to the Snack Mix….

Here are the goodies I put in my Snack Mix:

  • Cheez-its
  • Pretzels
  • Peanuts
  • Dark Chocolate M&Ms
  • Shelled Sunflower Seeds

I kept is pretty simple but my parents LOVED it!  It was perfect because they rode the train up to see me and it made a great snack for the train ride home.

The key to making it was using a GIANT bowl to mix everything up.  I was even able to up-cycle the peanut jar into my gift container.  All it took was some glue dots, scrapbook paper, and some stickers to dress it up!  

It is such a easy gift to make and doesn’t cost much.  It let my parents know they were loved and that we were very happy to have them for the weekend.

 

 

How to make Oreo Balls

What you need:

  • 1 pack of Oreos
  • 8oz of cream cheese
  • melting chocolate (for dipping- can use white or milk chocolate)
  • parchment paper

Oreo balls are so good and they are really easy to make. They use minimal ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate. My husband and I even made them as our wedding favors!  We made a little bride and groom set.  For that we had to use sticks because of the way we had to dip the “grooms” to make tuxes.

  1. Crush a pack of Oreos in a food processor and mix with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese.
    NOTE: This was a picture taken when I was making a bigger batch, that used 2 packs of Oreos and 2 packs of cream cheese.oreoballs
  2. Form mixture into balls and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. After balls are hard, dip in white chocolate bark and allow to harden. I usually stick them back in the fridge to harden.  They will harden on their own after about 5 minutes (without cooling them).
  4. Once the white chocolate has set, use a sandwich bag with a small corner cut to drizzle milk chocolate (chocolate bark) on the balls.
  5. Eat after milk chocolate has set up. They are delicious!

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