June Cleaver would bake homemade goodies for the boys teachers and so do I. Have you shown your kid’s teacher some seasonal love? They’re with your kid all day. Sure they’re being paid to, but think about it. They’re outnumbered, overworked and underpaid. (Disclosure: I was a teacher in my former life). A happy teacher is a happy classroom and a happy student. Yes, they love what they do but they’re paying attention too. Seriously, if you ever have an issue to discuss do you think you’ll get better results if you’ve ignored them otherwise all year? A treat from a parent every so often goes a long way to improving the quality of campus life. Bake up a batch too, won’t you?
Halloween Party Mix
11 oz. mini pretzels
10.5 oz. mini peanut butter filled crackers
1 cup peanuts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2T vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
10 oz. M&Ms
18.5 oz. candy corn
Preheat over to 250
In a bowl mix the pretzels and crackers.
In a pan, mix the sugar, butter and corn syrup.
Bring to a boil over medium.
Continue to boil for five minutes.
Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla and baking soda (it will foam)
Pour over the pretzel and cracker mix and stir until coated.
Pour into greased pan or baking sheet.
Bake at 250 for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
Break apart while warm.
Toss with candy.
Cool and enjoy.
Yields 16 cups