When I tell you this story, you are going to have to agree not to commit me for being a crazy food fanatic, okay? Promise? So now that we’ve all agreed on that, here goes. Way back in the day when I graduated high school (I’m officially an old lady today, as today is my 30th birthday!), a group of us girls went on a senior trip down to Destin, Florida. A cousin of one of the girls who was on the trip with us brought along her twenty-something cousin and a friend of hers to graciously be our chaperones. They, in turn, brought along this yummy snack mix which I now know originated in the Tri Delt house at Ole Miss. I literally could not stop snacking on it the entire trip!
Well, the years passed and at times I found myself craving this snack mix, but not knowing exactly what to put in it. The one and only thing that I could remember was that it had Golden Grahams cereal and that it was a certain sorority’s famous snack mix (didn’t know at the time which sorority). At the age I was then, I wasn’t as into recipes and cooking as I am now so it never dawned on me to ask for the recipe. But as I got older I longed to know what went in it but was always to embarrassed to contact the chaperone of our trip, knowing she’d for sure think I’m nuts still thinking about a snack mix I had munched on years ago. So when I saw this recipe posted on my friend Amanda’s blog, I knew that this was it and I’d have to be making it right away…and I did just that! I am not kidding you in saying this that this recipe makes a ton of snack mix, but by the end of the third day there was absolutely none left in our house. Except this time I wasn’t the one that ate it all, but rather my kids did! They loved this so it’s now a regular here in our cupboard, and my kids now affectionately refer to this as “Mommy Snack”.
Tri Delt Trash
1 box Golden Graham cereal
1 box Teddy Grahams (I used Scooby Graham Snacks because my store was out of Teddy Grahams)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 bag butterschotch chips
1 bag plain M&M’s (seasonal colors look great in this!)
1 bag miniature marshmallows (I left this out because I didn’t have any on hand at the time)
Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Store in an airtight container.