Christmas Snack Mix Recipe – Holiday Homemade Hostess Gifts Ideas

Christmas snack mix recipe

Christmas Snack Mix Recipe Makes Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts!

If you are wondering what to bring to your next holiday party, this cravable sweet and salty Christmas Snack Mix recipe makes the perfect holiday hostess easy homemade Christmas gifts! I enjoy whipping up a large batch of this snack mix from my arthritis cookbook, Eating Well to Fight Arthritis, because my arthritis cookbook is filled with healthy easy recipes. Make a batch and divide the mix into smaller festive holiday containers and use as gifts, This holiday snack mix makes delicious and affordable easy homemade Christmas gifts or for your hostesses, neighbors, teachers and I even give it to my mailman. It is one of my snacks for arthritis diet recipes and about healthy cooking.
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Snack Mix Recipe  from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis                                                                      

Here’s an easy Christmas snack mix recipe and it makes a great snack mix any time of day. Best of all, you can really use this recipe any time of the year. Sweet and salty mixes are always a great combo and this mix is addicting!

Makes 20 (1/2-cup) servings

3 tablespoons sesame oil
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 cups crispy wheat cereal squares
6 cups mini pretzels
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces

1. Preheat oven 250°F.   Line baking pan with foil.
2. In small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, garlic salt, and onion powder.Toss together cereal squares, pretzels and peanuts in large bowl. Then, drizzle oil mixture over cereal mixture and toss gently to coat.
3. Scatter mixture on prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes, stirring once.  stay in oven 1 hour to continue crisping. When cool, toss 4. Turn off oven and remain in oven 1 hour to continue crisping. When cool, toss chocolate candies and store in an airtight container.  Best of all, make this recipe ahead of time because it stores up to one week in covered container.

Nutritional information per serving
Calories 205, Protein (g) 4, Carbohydrate (g) 29, Fat (g) 8, Cal. from Fat (%) 36, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 1, Sodium (mg) 357, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat

Arthritis Diet Recipes Include Snack Mix Recipe for the Holidays with Christmas M&M’s

The ingredients are simple and the red and green M&M’s make the Christmas Snack Mix recipe festive for the holidays, and save yourself a trip to the store and order these M&M holiday candies. Use dried cranberries or any dried fruit to substitute for the M&M’s, and sometimes I just toss in all my favorite ingredients so adapt to the holiday time of year or your tastebuds!  I love to whip up this sweet and salty treat for holiday gifts, because this easy recipe is half the price of the pre-made store mixes. You can use colorful tins or simply use a mason jar and tie with a bow for an easy giftable snack mix anyone will love to receive!

My Arthritis Cookbook Focuses On Anti-Inflammatory Recipes with Everyday Ingredients

This Snack Mix is from the Spice Up Your Life Chapter in Eating Well To Fight Arthritis.  Did you know fortified cereals actually provide a host of nutrients including calcium, iron, fiber, folic acid and vitamins C, B, and A?  I try to provide you with lots of tips and good information throughout the book.

 This anti inflammatory cookbook includes recipes to help fight inflammation with everyday ingredients.  Of course, I had to include desserts like my popular Fig Cake but desserts with good for you ingredients. Actually, my arthritis cookbook is my healthiest cookbook filled with healthy EASY recipes.

Watch me make some Yummy DIY Foodie Gifts!

Check out more of my easy, healthy snack recipes and quick breads that also make delicious holiday homemade hostess gifts

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You already know I have the best trim and terrific recipes to simplify cooking but check out these cool silicon kitchen cooking gadgets. I have fallen in love with a few silicone convenience tools that have made my recipes even easier to whip up, and think you will love them too. I have recently been loving a few silicone tools like my silicon pot holders (come in fun colors) and these mini grippers make pans easy to grab.   Silicone has a high heat resistant temperature, is BPA free, non-toxic and easy to clean. It also comes in fun, bright colors. Great stocking stuffers or useful kitchen gadgets to simplify cooking.


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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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