I don’t go on many road trips. In fact, I hate road trips. I get car sick, my kids scream the whole time, my butt hurts and all I end up doing is stuffing my face with food I don’t really like just to pass the time. With that said, we’re headed on a nice 12 hour road trip soon. Yay! Woo Hoo! and FART! I am not looking forward to it. I will get sick, my butt will hurt and there’s NOTHING I can do about the kids. They just hate the car THAT much. It seems the only thing I am able to change is what I stuff into my face as we drive with the music of the tantrums filling our ears. I was looking through my cupboard at all of the junk food we don’t have in there and started dreaming. This is what I came up with:
I call it “Campfire Cone Crunchy Munchies”. Have you ever had a campfire cone? I haven’t, but I’ve been drooling over this post forever. I decided to go for it and make something super tasty that could make me happy and possibly make the kids quiet down for a bit too. Here’s the how to:
2 Cups of Chocolate Cheerios
12 Ice Cream Sugar Cones
1 Cup of Reeses Pieces
1 Cup of Jet Puffed Mallow Bites
1 Cup of Dried Banana Chips
*Optional 1 Cup of Milk chocolate chips
NOTE: Chocolate should never be optional. If you’re serving this at a party it’s actually NOT optional; you must include it. However, if you’re on a road trip and don’t want to have to question later if that’s poop or chocolate on the seat of your car, omit the chocolate chips.
Step 1: Put the sugar cones and banana chips into separate plastic bags and crush into bite size pieces using your hands. You don’t want to use a rolling pin or food processor because you don’t want to be left with a bunch of crumbs. Besides, we’re not fancy here. No need for crazy gadgets. I crush the banana chips because I don’t like to have a giant overpowering chunk of banana in the mix (I’m seriously avoiding dirty jokes right here). You can leave them whole if you wish
Step 2: Make like a Food Network chef and put all of your ingredients into pretty bowls. This step is very important.
Step 3: Mix it all up in a big bowl.
Step 4: Eat some
Step 5: Realize that it would be awesome on ice cream and then eat way too much
Step 6: Take a walk, son. You just consumed like 2,000 calories at dessert.
I hope you enjoy this mix at your next party, car trip, or PMS binge.