Friday, July 27, 2012

Let's Celebrate Christmas!

In celebration of the 'Think Christmas' Blog Hop I thought I would share one of my favorite holiday treats with you.  This is yummy anytime of year!   Remember to mark your calendars, the Blog Hop starts on Monday.  I can't wait to share with you the fun table runner that I made up for this blog hop! I don't have a picture to show you how yummy and wonderful this snack mix is, it's never around long enough for me to snap a picture!
Almond Snack Mix
from Taste of Home
1 package (17.6 ounces) Rice Chex Cereal
2  3/4 cups sliced almonds
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon almond extract
Place cereal and almonds in a large bowl; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter.  Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees. (hard-ball stage).  Remove from heat; sir in almond extract. Pour over cereal almond mixture; mix well. Spread onto waxed lined baking sheets; cool. Toss to break apart. Store in an airtight container.  Makes about 5 quarts.
A yummy snack to have around for game night!  Warning:  it's really yummy warm while it is cooling.  You may have to leave the house while it's cooling....


  1. Now that does sound like a yummy treat.

  2. OHHHH--That sounds so good! I have copied it down...Now to remember where I will fill it...Maybe with Christmas Quilt patterns--I am always looking through them! Even right up to Christmas.

  3. This sounds so delicious! Maybe I'll make some tonight so I will have some snacks as I hop from blog to blog for Think Christmas. Can't wait to see your table runner!

  4. Jolly Christmas Fun would be a great win!