I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve posted a recipe on this blog. Heck, I can even count on one finger, because it’s happened exactly one time — when I posted the recipe for the Best Brownies You Will Ever Eat. I still stand by that statement.
I hate baking and cooking. I hate the preparation and the clean up. I also really hate pictures of food. Am I the only one bothered by the photos friends post of their dinner on Facebook?
But, there is one thing I know how to do in the kitchen and I do it well – mixing bags of junk food together into one large bowl.
Four or five years ago, I went to a Halloween party at my friend Zoe’s house. She had out on the counter the most magical bowl of party snacks I’d ever eaten – the perfect mix of salty and sweet. If I didn’t have more control of myself, I would have just completely shoved my head into the bowl.
About this time every year, I gorge myself on the magical treat. Then I feel so sick when I think about it that I have to wait an entire year to have it again. I have no shame.
Are you ready for this?
Here’s my “recipe” of the year:
1. Pour one bag of Chex Mix (the Traditional flavor) in a large bowl.
2. Pour one bag of candy corn (or Autumn Mix) into the same bowl.
3. Stir until well mixed.
4. Grab a handful and shove into your mouth.
5. Lock the rest of it in a safe and hide the key.
I know that this isn’t a super secret recipe, but I had never heard about it until Zoe put it together for her party. I’ve seen lots of recipes for other Chex Mix/candy corn party mixes, but they usually require you to at least use a microwave to melt some chocolate. There is seriously no need. The candy corn are already so sugary (okay, corn syrupy) sweet that you don’t need anything extra.
But, I am totally serious about keeping it under lock and key so you don’t eat too much. It’s possible that I may no longer fit into my jeans when it gets cool enough around here to actually wear them.
What’s your favorite Halloween treat?
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