This recipe that I’m going to share with you today comes from a nanny (a southern grandmother). My supervisor, Amanda, said that her nanny used to have this on her coffee table from September through November. She has very fond memories of her nanny‘s autumn mix, and I thought that you might like it too!
I was at a training this week, and one of the teachers, Cyndi, brought in autumn mix for us to share. She had learned the recipe from Amanda. I have tried all kinds of fall mixes, but never one this easy and with so few ingredients. The sweet and salty balance is perfect!
The recipe is so simple and yet so delicious. Cyndi and I put this recipe together in about 30 seconds. It truly is two ingredients, and you can mix them up anywhere. I want to share with you the simple yet delicious goodness today. I hope that you enjoy and appreciate the simplicity.
Nanny’s Autumn Mix
1 can of salted peanuts (approximately 12-16 ounces each)
1 bag of candy corn (approximately 11 ounces each)
Pour the salted peanuts and candy corn into a bowl and mix well. If you buy a typical bag of candy corn and a jar of peanuts, it is a 1:1 ratio of the peanuts to candy corn. Adjust according to how much you want to make.
If you are serving, stir the mix occasionally. The peanuts are heavier than the candy corn, so the peanuts will settle on the bottom of the bowl. If traveling, pour the mix into a baggie and shake before snacking.
The autumn mix is perfect just as it is. However, if you want to get creative, think about adding M & M’s, raisins, cashews, chocolate chips, cranberries, chocolate-covered pretzels, or pumpkin seeds. I will leave mine like it is, but the possibilities are endless. Just be sure to balance a sweet ingredient with a salty one.
I hope you enjoy this delicious mix as much as we do. Thank you, nanny, for passing down such a special treat!
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