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Sweet and Salty Holiday Chex Mix

Sweet and Salty Holiday Chex Mix

Sweet and Salty Holiday Chex Mix 
sweet and salty chex mix

Hello Sweet Friends!

I know it has been a long time… I am sorry. No excuses… but I am excited to be back and share some holiday cheer with you today!

I am in charge of making a trail mix for our church sisters and this was the recipe that I found several months ago and have been saving it for the Christmas season. I spent yesterday buying all the ingredients and baking it in the kitchen. It smelled like Christmas. It tasted like heaven.

sweet and salty chex holiday mix

Today… I printed up the tags and bagged them up. This Sweet and Salty Chex Mix can be mixed up and you can add whatever else to it you prefer. I chose to leave out the raisins and or cranberries, but that would be good in it as well. Any dried fruit or chocolate would make it even better.
sweet and salty chex holiday mix

This is a good recipe for a salty treat.

Here is the recipe…

Sweet and Salty Holiday Chex Mix


  • 2 lbs salted mixed nuts
  • 1 (12 ounce) box of Corn Chex
  • 1 ( 6 ½ ounce) box of Wheat Chex
  • 1 ( 6 ½ ounce) box of Chocolate Chex
  • 1 (10 ounce) box of Honey Nut Cheerios
  • ½ bag of stick pretzels
  • ½ bag of butter snap pretzels
  • In a large bowl, combine and set aside.
  • Sauce:
  • 1 ½ cups butter
  • 2 TBSP. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TBSP. garlic salt
  • 1 TBSP. seasoning salt
  • ½ tsp. onion salt
  • ½ tsp. celery salt/ or seed
  • Combine all in saucepan, over low heat melt. Once melted, pour over chex mix.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Bake in oven at 225 degrees for 1 ½ hours, stirring every 20 minutes.
  • Once it is complete, let it dry out on pan.
  • Then package and add:
  • m&m's
  • dried fruit

***recipe adapted from Hollyhocks & Honeybees

sweet and salty holiday chex mix


This recipe is a great salty one. Grab a handful and munch down. It really is good to balance out all those sweets. I only added sweet to the title… because of the addition of the chocolate to it! You don’t have to add the chocolate. You could just keep it like the original recipe…but we all need chocolate this time of year right?!!

sweet and salty holiday chex mix

My favorite part…. the butter snaps pretzels with the baked salty sauce over it! The combination of the chex mix and other ingredients make it scrumptious!

Like I mentioned… I packaged them up in some bags, tied a scripture found in book of  Matthew around it with jute twine and cute red and green string. I think they turned out great!


I put about three cups of the mixture into the bag and added some regular m&m’s, peppermint m&m’s, and some mint m&m’s. I just mixed them up by shaking the bag. Tied them up and there you have it… a great Sweet and Salty Holiday Chex Mix… aka my trail mix.

You could totally make this gluten-free as well…. if need be. Just buy gluten-free pretzels and don’t add the Wheat Chex mix or Chocolate Chex Mix. Just use regular Rice Chex. Add dried fruit and or other items that you prefer. { I want to make it that soon. }


Here is the scripture if you want to print it off. I just printed it off on some cute Christmas paper on the back side. scripture



Holidays are not the same without some type of Chex Mix included!

Hope your holiday is sweet and salty!

Neighbors Christmas Gift Idea

Neighbors Christmas Gift Idea

I always procrastinate the gift-giving to my neighbors. I don’t know why.
After all the baked goodies and cookies that have been dropped off… I didn’t want to give them the same thing.

Then it came to me… Popcorn and Popcorn Seasoning!
The perfect gift. They can use it now or later. Its not too sweet but nice and salty.

Of course I had to make a free printable to go with it.

We just “popped” by to wish you Season’s Greetings.

Attach it to some popcorn and some seasoning and viola! A neighbors gift… all done!

I love it!

I have some special friends and neighbors that we are going to “pop” by and give them some popcorn and some seasoning.

Do you have your gift giving all done??

If not… print off this free printable and attach to it some popcorn and seasoning and they will love it!

To print just right click on the image, save it to your computer and print. 

I just attached the free printable to the popcorn package with tape and tied a ribbon around the seasoning to attach to the popcorn. I love how easy this was!

So if you are my neighbors be on the lookout… we will be popping by soon!

Season’s Greetings-

Chick-fil-A CopyCat Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Chick-fil-A CopyCat Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Have you been to Chick-fil-A yet for their Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake???

It is only here for a limited time! 
You might want to try one! They are pure deliciousness!
One of my top posts is my Chick-fil-A CopyCat Peach Milkshake.  I love it!
So… I though it was only fitting I created you a copycat Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake. 
This too is pure deliciousness. In fact… I think I like this one better than the Peach Milkshake. 
If you can’t make it out to Chick-fil-A…I’ve got you covered. 
This Chick-fil-A Copycat Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake tastes just like the original. 
Peppermint Good!
Chocolate Chip Good!
Milkshake Good!
Here is the copycat recipe:

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

By Carrie Perrins

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup peppermint ice cream
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ⅛ tsp. peppermint extract
  • peppermint candy canes-crushed
  • milk chocolate chips-crushed
1. Put the first 5 ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 1 minute. 
2. Pour into a glass and top with Reddi Whip whipped topping and a cherry. 
3. Once it is topped with the whipped topping, add some crushed peppermint candy canes and some milk chocolate chips. Mix in gently. *Be very careful with the crushed peppermint candy. You might not want to add it in… just serve a little one top. They can be very sharp.*
4. Serve immediately. 
You can serve it with or without whip cream. I just crushed up some chocolate chips and tried it that way too. 
Now… I know nothing can beat the original… but this one was very very good!
Hope you holidays are filled with candy canes and chocolate chips!
Lifesaver Christmas Tree

Lifesaver Christmas Tree

Today was the last day of school for the girls… until January. Christmas Break has officially started in our neck of the woods. I am not sure if I can say Yea!!! or Nay???
Either way…it is here.

Each year I like the girls to give their teachers a Christmas gift.
I gave them this last year… and we made it for them again this year.

A lifesaver Christmas Tree.

This is a simple yet practical gift.
I really likes those kinds of gifts.

In all honesty… this would be a good gift for anybody… a friend, a coworker, a neighbor.
This is my go to gift for the teachers at Christmas.

Lifesaver Christmas Tree

By Carrie Perrins

  • pins
  • wintergreen lifesavers
  • styrofoam tree
  • ribbon
1. Unwrap tree from plastic.
2. Start pinning the lifesavers from the bottom up. Fill up the whole tree.
3. Pin a bow on the top with your ribbon. 
* Please be careful with the pins. They can poke you. 
* You could use as many or as little lifesavers and you would prefer. 
* You could use a small tree or even a larger one. We have done both. 
* You could use anything for the ribbon on the top… a star… a pom-pom. 
I hope you enjoy this Lifesaver Christmas Tree…  they are fun to make!!
My 11 year old and 8 year old made them this year with me for their teachers. 
Last night our Elf Skippy decided he wanted to make one of his own. Ha Ha. 

I truly hope that each of you will have a…


DIY Snowman Peppermint Foot Soak

DIY Snowman Peppermint Foot Soak

Hi Friends!

Happy Birthday!

This is what Frosty the Snowman said when he was magically brought to life.

Well… a close family member of mine is having a birthday…today! Happy Birthday!
For her birthday I made her this absolutely adorable Snowman!
I came across the recipe for this DIY Peppermint Foot Soak from The Gunny Sack and fell in love with it and have been making it for some birthday gifts.
Love… love… love it!

I first made the mint foot soak… and then wanted to make some peppermint foot soak…. but guess what????
I ran out of red food coloring.

That is OK… because this SNOWMAN magically came to life!!

I know you want to make your own… here is the recipe and free printables.

DIY Snowman Peppermint Foot Soak

By Carrie Perrins 
  • glass jar
  • recipe for peppermint foot soak (see below)
  • red tulle
  • black and orange acrylic paint
  • disposable paint brush
  • free printable poem and instructions
1. Clean your jar with soap and water. 
2. Fill with a recipe of the peppermint foot soak.
3. With the end of disposable paint brush, dip it into the black paint and make a dot for the eyes and mouth. Let dry. 
4. With the sponge part of the brush, dip it into the orange paint and make a carrot for the nose. Don’t hold the entire brush down, hold it at an angle and lift quickly. (I practiced on a paper plate several times until I got the hang of it.)
5. Tie with red tulle. 
6. Attach the poem and instructions. 
** I doubled the recipe to fill the jar!
Here is the free printable… you can attach to it! 

Snowman Free Printable Poem

By Carrie Perrins 
To download just right click on the image above and save to your computer and print. 

Peppermint Foot Soak

By Carrie Perrins
*Adapted from The Gunny Sack 
1 cup baking soda
½ cup epsom salts
1-2 tsp. peppermint extract 
1. Mix baking soda and epsom salts in a medium bowl. Add extract. Let air dry on a 9×13 pan for about 10-15 minutes. 
To download just right click on the image above and save to your computer and print. 
To use this foot soak just simply add 1-2 TBSP. into a basin filled with warm water and soak away. 
This totally could be used for a Christmas gift too. 
As Frosty would say… Happy Birthday!