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Better Than Bleep: Christmas Candy Snack Mix

By Kelsey Banfield |

Snack Mix

In October I discovered this amazing snack mix recipe that left me addicted to Reese’s Pieces. I did my best to wean myself off of it, but I resurrected the recipe this month and gave it a Christmas twist. Now I am addicted again! But this time to classic M&Ms. Here is the ultimate addictive party mix your friends will simply adore and you won’t be able to get enough of this holiday season. Try adding nearly any Christmas candy you want to give it your own twist!

Christmas Candy Snack Mix

adapted from Christina Tosi from Food & Wine

2 cups coarsely broken pretzels

1/4 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/3 cup dry milk powder

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 regular bag M&M’s

1. Preheat oven to 275F. Line a small baking sheet and set aside.

2. Melt the butter and pour it into a large bowl. Stir in the sugars and milk powder until fully combined. Stir in the pretzels and spread them on a lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes until light brown and fragrant.

3. Allow the pretzels to cool completely before breaking them apart and adding them to a small bowl and tossing them wit the M&M’s. Serve.


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About Kelsey Banfield


Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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