Old Fashion Snacks for Parties, Gifts, Lunch Boxes, After School Treats, Pitch-Ins, and More

Snacks.  At my house, we always need snacks sitting around.  My husband is a muncher and our 16-year-old grandson stays with us during the school year.  Need I say more?  We always have good healthy snacks around the house for late night treats, TV watching, after school treats, etc.  Snack foods also make great party foods and hostess gifts.  They are also good for reunions, office pitch-ins, church socials, block parties, etc.  Choose from our recipes for Orange Pecans or Honey-Peanut-Cheerios Squares for any of the above occasions.  These recipes are sure to cure the munchies.

NO BAKE HONEY-PEANUT-CHEERIOS SQUARES

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cup regular Cheerios
1 cup honey
1 cup peanuts

Butter a 9 x 13-inch pan and set aside.

In a large saucepan bring the sugar and honey to a boil but do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in the peanut butter, peanuts and cereal. Press mixture into the prepared pan. Cut into squares.

ORANGE FLAVORED SUGARED PECANS

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp light corn syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
4 cups pecan halves

In a 2-quart saucepan, combine sugar, orange juice, butter, corn syrup, cinnamon and cloves. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, to 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Stir in the pecans. Pour onto a greased baking sheet that has sides; spread to a thin layer. Allow to cool completely then break into separate nuts.

Enjoy!



Source by Grandma Linda