Family FunSpot: Tumbleweed Trail Mix
Tumbleweed Trail Mix
Kids and adults alike love the combination of sweet and crunchy flavors. This trail mix is easy to make, and we pretty much think it will disappear like a tumbleweed in a windstorm!
You will need:
- 1 cup Cheerios
- 1 cup small pretzel knots
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- ½ cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts* (optional)
- 1 cup dried cherries or cranberries
- Large mixing bowl
- Large mixing spoon
- Dry measuring cups
- Ziploc bags
*Peanuts can be added if you have no peanut allergies in your household or among your guests.
Measure and add each ingredient to the mixing bowl and stir.
Place in Ziploc bags to create individual servings.
Place any leftover mix into a large Ziploc and seal for future snacking.
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Corn Ranch Dip
This one is delicious, easy to make, and given the obsession, most people have for ranch dressing, it’s going to be a slam-dunk, go-to recipe your family will love. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy during a Netflix binge, a family barbeque, or a group potluck or party.
You will need:
- 1 16-Ounce container of sour cream
- 1 15-Ounce can of sweet corn (drained)
- 1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix
- ½ Cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 ½ Teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Tortilla chips, veggies, or Fritos Scoops for dipping
- Medium-size mixing bowl
Mix sour cream, canned sweet corn, cheddar cheese, cayenne, and ranch dip mix in the mixing bowl
Place the dip in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour before serving.
Serve with warm tortilla chips or fresh veggies
Tips and Suggestions:
Make sure that the chips you use are sturdy enough to hold the dip
Cut calories by subbing in fat-free sour cream and omitting the shredded cheese
If you’re not a ranch dressing family, sub in ¼ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
Add protein with shredded chicken
Cut back or eliminate the cayenne pepper if your family isn’t a fan of spicy flavors