#177 – Dickinson Expo Quick and Easy Snack Recipes

hosted by Laverne Diede & Rhonda Fitterer

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix:

  • 5 Cups corn chips, such as Fritos
  • 4 Cups Crispix Cereal
  • 8 Cups popped corn
  • 1 (11.5 ounce) can mixed nuts

Mix ingredients in a large roasting pan

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

Make syrup


  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons chili powder (I like to use a little more, up to 2 to 3 teaspoons)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

Put syrup ingredients in 2-quare sauce pan and bring to a boil. Pour hot syrup over popcorn mixture in
roasting pan. Stir until all ingredients are coated with syrup. Bake in preheated oven 250-degree oven
for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Spread hot mixture on waxed paper to
cool. Feeds several very lucky popcorn-hungry munchers!

Quick & Easy Punch

  • 2 quarts Hawaiian Punch
  • 1 Quart Cranberry Juice
  • 2 Liter bottle 7Up or Squirt

Combine all ingredients; reserve enough juice to make an ice ring. Freeze ice ring and add to punch
before serving.

Homemade Dots Pretzels

  • 64 oz. Butter Spindles
  • 16 oz. Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn oil
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. dill weed

Put all ingredients in a 2 gallon storage bag, roll until pretzels are coated. Let pretzels dry overnight on
waxed paper or tin foil, store in an air tight container.


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