This is probably the strangest recipe I have posted on this blog. When my extended family on my mother's side goes hiking or on a picnic, someone usually brings bird seed. I believe it is my Aunt's invention.
We often go on a picnic the Saturday before Easter, so I associate bird seed with Easter.
It is really just trail mix, but it is trail mix made with cold cereal. We make it with Captain Crunch or Lucky Charms. I prefer Captain Crunch. It is also usually made with just plain M and Ms and peanut M and Ms.
I added peanut, plain, caramel, and peanut butter M and Ms. Why not add a little extra candy? That is really the best part.
The ingredients for this recipe are 13 ounce box Captain Crunch, 9.6 ounce bag caramel M and Ms, 9.6 ounce bag peanut M and Ms, 9.6 ounce bag plain M and Ms, 9.6 ounce bag peanut butter M and Ms, 13 ounce raisins, and 16 ounce dry roasted peanuts.
I combined the Captain Crunch to a large bowl. I also added the caramel, plain, peanut butter, and peanut M and Ms.
I added the raisins and peanuts.
I stirred all of the ingredients together and then it was ready. It is a pretty simple recipe.
This is defiantly more of a treat then a health food. I think its tasty and fun.
For me, it is nostalgic as well. I like all the yummy, sweet morsels. The salty peanut are a tasty addition too.
This brings back many happy memories. I like when food can remind me of people, places, or experiences.