My family is weird. If you knew me at that would not surprise you. Every fall my mom, sister, grandma and an assortment of children go to Critz Farms for the Fall Festival. We’ve been going since I was pregnant with Mary, so this will be our 4th year. They have this giant corn maze, and hidden inside it are craft punches. If you find 4 you get free apple fritters. This is where the crazy comes in. My mother WILL NOT stop until she has all punches.
I’d like to say we have a method but mostly we pretend to know where we are while wandering around saying things like “are you kidding me!? Number 6 again!?” or “hmm the road is that way, we must be in the nose” spoiler alert, we are never where we think we are… The point of this rambling introduction is that I get to spend hours every year trapped in a corn maze with a hoard of children. Children that are always hungry and always need to pee. I’m sure you’ve found yourself in a similar situation. While I can’t stop them from peeing in a cornfield I can help you out with the hunger.
Bring a bag of autumn puppy chow trail mix on your next family outing and keep the little ones from gnawing on each other. The bulk of the trail mix is puppy chow (aka muddy buddies) with a few cups of sweet and salty treats mixed in. Mary enjoys the ‘chocolate cereal’ the most, like her mother shes a fan of all things chocolate.
- 8 cups corn chex
- 1 15 oz pkg chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1-1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 3 cups small pretzel rods
- 1.5 c mini reeses pieces
- 1 c butterscotch chips
- Melt chocolate chips and butter together, pour over cereal and mix until evenly coated. My chips wouldn't melt so I had to get in there and squish things around with my hands.
- Sift powdered sugar over the chocolate cereal 1/2 cup at a time and stir. You want the cereal to be handleable but avoid having lots of loose sugar at the bottom of the bowl
- Set cereal aside to cool
- Stir pretzels, reeses & butterscotch chips into the cereal
- Store in the fridge to keep things from getting gooey