Monday, November 14, 2016

Merry Mix and a Recipe Blog Hop

Welcome Friends
The Holiday Recipe Blog Hop.

Our gracious hostess is
Carol from,
Bluesky Kitchen

We are sharing recipe ideas
for the season
that are sure to inspire all week long.

Today I'm sharing a favorite snack and gift idea.

Do you make Christmas cookies a tradition in your family for home and gifts?

 I love to bake for Christmas and I try and make an assortment of cookies and candies for a variety to serve on a pretty cookie tray. 

However, each year, finding enough time for all this fun, is limited. 
I will get it all done in good time,
 but I found a little short cut for a gift idea 
I thought I would share it with you today. 

I am calling my quick, easy and tasty snack treat
"Merry Mix" 
often known as Monster Mix or Trail mix in grocery stores
 and very expensive,
 loaded with additives to preserve it's shelf life.

So to start making this treat you will need,
 a box of raisins, 
jar of unsalted peanuts,
 an average size bag of butterscotch morsels , peanut butter morsels
or  milk chocolate chips
red and green M&M's.
 You can adjust the amounts
depending on what you like
 and how much you want to make. 
Enjoy cashews, add them in. 
But remember,  try and keep the ingredients compatible and those that go together.
I might also say, this can also be made in the Spring by using pastel M&M's.

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients and stir to blend.

Next you can fill jars for gift giving or cookie tins.
 I used glass jars which show the red and green Christmas colors.
 I found these at the craft shoppes for 50% off making these  jars perfect for this project.

After filling the jars, you can add gift tags and bows around the lids or even an ornament.

Tags made from vintage graphics add a nice touch.
A small ornament would be a great addition too for a special hostess gift.

Add some pretty ribbon tied in a bow.

Finished and ready to give to family and friends,
 this mix is so yummy and looks festive in a candy dish.

 I hope you will try it or make your own combination of this idea for Merry Mix.
 It's fast, easy and perfect to prepare when you are busy,
 but still want a little homemade treat to give.

 It won't last long either!

 Be sure and visit the other participates
and their links all week 
below is the line up all week.





                                               and visit  this Friday Nov.18th 2016

She is featuring Etsy shops every Friday this month
for an old time shopping experience.
Jemma so graciously is featuring my shop Friday
and I am offering a special sale discount from that day through Monday.
But here's the deal.
You have to visit over at Jemma's  to find out what it is.
You can click on her blog link
and I'll be back Friday with it again.

Also, I'll see you soon when I return with the second bathroom renovation reveal.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful start to the Christmas season
enjoy the holiday to the fullest.

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