All-Purpose Snack Mix

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:


  • 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?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “All-Purpose Snack Mix

  1. Misha

    September 21, 2011 at 10:57am

    Hmm… Not sure what they would give. Callan would do chocolate. The guys are a bit more secretive… Sigh… two weeks away and I miss them already. 🙁

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      Marian Allen

      September 21, 2011 at 3:46pm

      Time to outline a sequel. 🙂 Or do some short stories for them. 🙂

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