Can-It-Forward Day + Chex Mix

Ball reached out to me again this year to share a favorite way to use jars in celebration of the 2015 Can-It-Forward Day.  If you read the logo closely, you’ll realize I’m a little tardy to the party.  Chalk that up to the end of summer, a complete blog overhaul, a broken garage door, and a leak that I just know in my bones is coming from the navy-est master bathroom you’ve ever laid eyes on (although the plumber disagrees).  But I digress…


Now, I shared my most favorite way to use a Ball jar for the 2014 Can-It-Forward Day in the form of my BBQ Sundae.   And when I started to think about how I use my varied shapes and sizes of Ball jars on a daily (seriously) basis, I just kept coming back to food.  We do a lot of eating, drinking and giving of food in jars!

This week in particular, I made a huge batch of Chex Mix and divided it up in pint jars for the littles to snack on.  I love having grab-and-go options at arms reach and love using sustainable containers over zip lock bags.


These particular jars are the last in the 3 year series of Heritage Collection jars celebrating the 100th anniversary of first true “Perfect Mason” jar.  The purple color is period-inspired.  I’m using the matching design series lids as well.

Now, as far as the Honey Sriracha Chex Mix, I was excited to try a new spin on an old fave.  This comes together pretty quickly and feeds a crowd.  It was a little spicy, but we like sriracha so it got eaten (much like everything else these days).

Honey Sriracha Chex Mix
serves 20

3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Rice Chex
1 cup roasted salted peanuts
1 cup waffle pretzels
2 T. butter
3 T. Sriracha sauce
2 T. honey
3 cups popped popcorn

1. In a large microwaveable bowl, mix cereals, peanuts and pretzels; set aside. In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on high about 20 seconds or until melted.  Stir in Sriracha sauce and honey.  Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.

2. Microwave uncovered on high 5 minutes, stirring after 2 and 4 minutes.  Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes.  Place back in serving bowl and stir in popcorn.  Store in airtight container.


Happy snacking, y’all!


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