Granola Bars - (A family favorite!!)
In a large bowl, combine the oats, rice cereal, cracker crumbs, coconut and dry roasted peanuts. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan combine the butter, oil and marshmallows. Cook and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in honey and peanut butter. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and stir to combine well. Press into a greased 15x10x1 inch pan. Quickly press in chocolate chips on top of granola bars. Cool completely. When cooled, cut into desired sized bars. Wrap individual bars in cellophane. Makes about 2 dozen.
Italian Snack Mix
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. In large bowl, combine cereal, pretzels, and Cheetos. Combine the butter, cheese and seasonings in a small bowl. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat. Spread to an ungreased 15x10x1 inch pan. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool and store in am airtight container.
In a large heavy saucepan over low heat, melt marshmallows, corn syrup, butter, and 1 ½ cups of the chocolate chips, stirring constantly. Remove marshmallow mixture from heat and stir in vanilla. Stir cereal into saucepan and gently stir until coated. Stir in remaining 1 cup marshmallows, 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, and the semisweet chips and press into a greased 9" x 13" pan. Cut into bars when cool. Makes 36 bars.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in crispy rice cereal. Spread into a greased 13x9 inch pan and press down gently. Spread melted chocolate over the top of the bars and chill. Makes 1 ½ - 2 dozen.
Game Night Snack Mix
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Gently stir to combine. Enjoy!! Makes 7 ½ cups.