Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Tin CRUNCHIES...........Snack-a-Licious!

It's that time of year when I start thinking about what I'm going to put in my Christmas Tins that I hand out to friends and neighbors.  These little Crunchies are always included.  They are easy to make, transport well and stay fresh longer than cookies. 

They are a great year-round snack too.  If you play Bunco or Cards, it's a nice snack to take for card playing get-togethers.

Here are the stars of the show:

3 1/4 c. Corn Flakes
1 bag Butterscotch Morsels
1/4 c. Creamy Peanut Butter


I always like to get my Corn Flakes ready first.  Pour them into a large bowl.  They will sit there and wait patiently until you are ready for them.

Then I pull out my trusty quarter sheet pan, or Jelly Roll pan, as some of you call it.  If you read my blog you will see how often I use this thing.  GET ONE!

Spray your sheet pan lightly with Pam.  Set that aside too.

Now on the stove, on Medium heat, place your peanut butter and Butterscotch morsels in a non-stick pan.

See this wonderful little Mini Rubber Spoonula.  I love this little guy.  A friend bought this for me for Christmas one year.  It's mini, like 4 inches.  It's perfect to scoop out peanut butter or to scooop out Mayo or sour cream.  Plus its semi-spoon shaped and made out of rubber, so it's great to scrape out your measuring cup with some-what sticky ingredients.  Love this little guy!
Here's where you can get it.

Keep your eye on the peanut butter and butterscotch and be sure to stir it often.  We don't want any of that goodness to burn.

Keep stirring all around so everything encorporates.

Make sure everything is all melted, and keep stirring.

Now pour into the ever-waiting Corn Flakes. I told you they would be patient.  Now stir stir stir.  Make sure every little flake gets coated in the meltedness.

See how handy this little spoon-ula comes in.  I love this thing.  Did I say that already?

Now, I like to take my cookie scoop, and scoop out a nice over-flowing scoop of the mixture, and place on the Pam sprayed sheet cake pan.  Something like this.

The mounds will be a bit soft and some-what runny.  But try to mound them up in little blobs.  Like this.

Now pop the sheet cake pan into the freezer for about 7 minutes.  That should do the trick.  Don't forget they're in there!
You can pop them right off the sheet pan now and they are in perfect little clusters.  Now, eat one.  Then put the rest in an air-tight container.

Oh yes, these little Crunchies are snack-a-licious!

Love these little Crunchies.
  Salty and crunchy and peanut-buttery-butter-scotchery!

Don't forget them for your Christmas Tins!


  1. omg these look and sound sOoOo delicious! I am going to have try to make these (mmmmm). I love that the ingredients are super simple, just my speed lol.

  2. We used to call these Lunch Lady cookies in school b/c they didn't even HAVE a name but the ladies in the cafeteria made them at least once a week and EVERYONE bought extras that day! Those are the bomb!