Trail Mix is pretty awesome in my book, and homemade trail mix is even better.
So for Halloween what better than Frankenstein Trail Mix!
I found out where it came from! Gourmet Mom on the Go!
O yes and sorry for the awful pictures of making them. I was at my moms house making these with her and didn't have my camera (it was a last minute cooking date lol) so I had to use my phone. :)
What you need:
8 c. Corn Chex Cereal
1 package Lemon-Lime Jello just the powder, not fixed jello)
1 c. Granulated Sugar
1/2 c. Light corn syrup
1/3 c. Butter
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda (DON'T FORGET THIS! I DID oops.... they were really sticky)
1 oz. chocolate candy (the kind you melt for baking)
1 bag of M&MS. (The big bag in the candy sections)
1 bag of Reese's Pieces (The big bag in the candy sections)
3 cups Trix Cereal
3 cups mini-pretzels
1 bag Colored Goldfish Crackers
Non-Stick cooking spray
What to do:
Heat oven to 225 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Heat the sugar, syrup &butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil for 3 minutes (do not stir).
Remove from heat and stir in soda and Jello Powder.
Pour over 6 cups Chex Cereal and stir gently....Stir, Stir, Stir....now spread onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 225 F for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and while still warm, set 20-30 pieces on another greased cookie sheet to use as your "Frankensteins".
Cool completely, stirring occasionally if desired.
To make the "Frankensteins" for your trail mix:
Melt chocolate candy coating in a small microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir well. Dip one end of a Chex square into the chocolate.
This is Frankensteins "hair". Set on wax paper to dry.
Using a toothpick, dip end into chocolate and draw two eyes and a mouth on your Frankensteins!!
For the Trail Mix:
Mix remaining Chex and other Mix-ins in a large bowl. Top with your "Frankensteins"!