Tuesday, November 3, 2009
"Chicken Feed"-A Frugal Snack!
Now that the Halloween festivities for this year are history, the stores have trick-or-treat candy at 50% off. That's great news if you want to make one of my favorite snacks. This is called, "Chicken Feed" because it has candy corn in it. At first look, most people think it seems like an unusual pairing to put candy corn and salted peanuts together. I thought this the first time I saw it.
I found this recipe one lucky October when I accompanied Ben, our youngest son, to a library Halloween party when he was 5. He was dressed as one of the 101 Dalmatians, courtesy of "Aunt" Julie. As he sipped on fruit punch and nibbled his cookie, the librarian passed out this candy snack that she called, "Chicken Feed". At the time, I thought, "that looks like a weird concoction", but took a sample to be polite. That combo of salty, crunchy and sweet is a winner! You have to try it. Get Brach's Candy Corn (this year we found out that we like this made with Brach's Caramel Candy Corn, too)and a can of Planter's Salted Cocktail Peanuts. Mix one part candy to one part peanuts; stir gently and you're all set!
1 part Brach's Candy Corn or Brach's Caramel Candy Corn
1 part Planter's Salted Cocktail Peanuts
Mix gently and store in air-tight can or container.
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