Friday, October 02, 2009

Because I like to share good things AND calories.

I went to the store last night.

I'm a huge homebody, but being quarantined all week with swiney children started to take it's toll on me and I knew I needed a sanity break. [Note: Going to Walmart isn't really a sanity break, but following a Walmart trip with a Pumpkin Spice latte will get you back on track rather quickly.]

I was wandering the aisles of Wal-Mart and happened upon the candy corn. Oh my, MY. I love that sugary-yellow-white-and-orange-triangular-shaped-candy SO much. It's probably a very good thing that it's only available seasonally.

I couldn't resist putting it in my buggy (that's a cart for all you non-Southerners).

And then I remembered the Fall Mix that my friend, Tracy, brought to our scrapbook-fest last weekend--the Fall Mix that I could not leave alone because I have no willpower and gained four pounds from inhaling nibbled on all weekend.

It's a mix of candy corn, Reese's pieces, and peanuts. The combination of flavors is WONDERFUL, and the colors just scream fall!

The memory of it's deliciousness was enough to make me turn my buggy-cart around and head to the back of the store for some peanuts (roasted, salted or unsalted) and then to the candy aisle to find the Reese's pieces.

I don't really think there is an exact recipe. You just dump it all in a bowl and mix it up. I used about half a bag of candy corn (because I have some purists in my house who haven't become Fall Mix converts...yet), half a bag of the Reese's, and maybe 3/4 jar of the peanuts.

It is SO pretty and SO good.

Especially with coffee.

You're welcome. Happy Friday.

PS (for the grandparents)--Sarah went back to school today, and we're both dreading the make-up work she's going to be bringing home! Abbey's school was closed for a teacher workday so she's home with me. They've both been fever-free since yesterday morning. Woohoo! We may even go for a drive to see the aspens this weekend.


Joanne : The Simple Wife said...

Um. YUM!

Think I gotta go shower and get to the WalMart to mix me up a batch of that.



P.S. So glad the girls are feeling better! said...

I do adore candy corn but I absolutely LOVE indian corn (is that what they call the candy corns with the brown bottoms?). It is SO good. I am going to have to grab some peanuts and reeces and mix it all together. Yummy! I also love all those little Halloween candybars and candy mixes. Delightful! Glad your kiddos are feeling better.

Stephanie Kay said...

Yum! You've got me craving sweets! And I have no (good) candy left in my house. Bummer.

Carpool Queen said...



Thinking this will be on the menu for the weekend. Thank you, Mer.

You complete me.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Oh I am so doing that. Except, how long do you really think it will last with three candy-obsessed toddlers around???

The Bowden's said...

Yummy! I was actually introduced to that same mix last week by a friend here. We were at a Girl Scout planning meeting and she starts putting all this stuff in a bowl, and Oh My Word! We went through about 3 huge jars of peanuts, at least 3 bags of the candy corn, and who knows how many of the Reese's pieces. And there were 3 of us! Yikes!

His Girl said...

okay, no fair. that looks amazing. WHY OH WHY did I make a commitment to start eating healthier in OCTOBER?

(9 posts behind on your blog... know I'm here reading even if I don't comment on every one... and that I think you are one amazing chica and that I am glad your people are feeling better)

*carrie* said...


I've had that mix but without the Reese's--that addition makes it sound even more delish!

Thanks for the other pic--post will be up on Mon.

Jenn said...

Meredith that sounds good! Love how it looks so much like Fall. I think I am going to have to make that tomorrow. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Gretchen said...

Mercy! Just taking it all in.

Tami said...

We love the fall mix in our house, although we have never tried it with Reese's pieces. I think I will be making some this week. YUM!

Chloe m said...

Glad your daughters are feeling better.
Thanks for the recipe. I love Candy Corn, they are yummy.


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I've done the candy corn and peanuts for a while, after friends had some at their house years ago. I've never added reese's pieces though, will have to try that :) It does look pretty and all fall-ish, doesn't it?! :)

Hope everyone is feeling better and healthy, or on the road to healthy, at your house :)

Leah Belle said...

i love, love, love candy corn and peanuts! but, i've never put the reese's pieces in it...can't wait to try it!

Amber said...

I love that fall mix...yummo.

Glad the girls are better...I know that had to be the LONGEST week ever.

Robin said...

Just wanted to say thanks. I love candy corn and eat it nonstop all fall mixed with peanuts. Yesterday, I purchased reese's pieces, and I can already feel the additional calories on my bottom. :)

Robin Braden

Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree. Fall mix rocketh.

Heather said...

I am resisting the urge to go to Wal-Mart right now to get the stuff to make this....sounds AWESOME!

Unknown said...

O good heavens, not ANOTHER thing to add to my addiction list!

I finally had to throw out what was left of my candy corn on Monday. I was about to go into a sugar coma!

Oh I love candy corn!