Trail Mix


1 pound dry roasted peanuts
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate covered candies (or less)
3 ounces almonds
3 ounces your choice dried fruit

Total cost for two pounds of trail mix? $8. You can make it yourself, only put in the things you want and save $23 per pound. No cooking involved. Store it in an air tight glass container for up to three weeks. You will not be adding the mega dose of salt either.

Ever wonder why it is so salty? Companies salt the trail mix so consumers will drink while they munch. The drink fills you up, not the micro-serving of trail mix. Skip the salt in your version.

Recipe by Red at Momma Money Matters

Hershey’s Smores


1 pack graham crackers
2 Hershey candy bar (plain)
1 bag lg. Marshmallows


Rice Crispy Treats


1 or 2 bags miniature marshmallows
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups Kellogg Rice Crispy Cereal
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add marshmallows.Stir until mixture becomes difficult to stir any more. Mix in the Rice Crispy Cereal and stir until hot.

Butter a pan (a square pan like a brownie pan) and spread mixture evenly in the pan. Allow to cool and cut into squares.