Party season is upon us–Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest Festival, Children Of The Corn, Winter Solstice, yaddity yaddity ya. Packaged snack mixes abound, from Chex Mix to Bridge Mix, and so do recipes. If you make your own, just remember that the elements should be too big to slip through the cracks between your fingers, but small enough you can
cram politely insert a nice variety of elements into your mouth at one go. Here’s my do-it-yourself:
ALL-PURPOSE SNACK MIX
- something sweet
- something salty
- something crunchy
- something gooshy
Personally, I would always want chocolate in it, but my mother isn’t supposed to eat chocolate. Still, there’s nothing to stop her from picking out the chocolate bits and giving them to me, is there?
Of course, you can have sweet and gooshy, like raisins (chocolate-covered or not); sweet and salty and crunchy, like salted nuts toasted with sugar; salty and crunchy, like pretzel bites, and so on.
The mix our #1 daughter sent to us, and which we’ve fallen upon like ravening snack-wolves (the very worst kind of wolf, you know), is candy corn, salted peanuts and chocolate-covered raisins. A nice, simple, addictive snack that would be easy and quick for kids to help mix and measure into baggies to give friends and relatives.
FYI: I’m posting today at The Write Type on the subject of using excerpts to promote your book.
WRITING PROMPT: What would your main character put together for a snack mix?