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Hoppy Holiday Mix Recipe

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This recipe for Hoppy Holiday Mix, by , is from Susie and Beth's Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Beth Zimmerman
Added: Sunday, August 5, 2007


1 bag of small pretzels
1 box of bite size sandwich
1 c. roasted peanuts
cookies (s'mores style)
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. light corn syrup
2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. M&M's (seasonal colors)
2 c. dried cranberries

Mix pretzels, cookies and peanuts in a large bowl, set aside.
Combine sugar, butter and corn syrup in a large saucepan. Boil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Mixture will foam. Pour over pretzel mixture and stir to coat.
Put in greased 15x10x1 pan and bake at 250 for 34 minutes. While still warm, break apart and toss with M&M's and dried cranberries.




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