When the Christmas season comes, I expect my food budget to increase. But, I try to moderate this increase. I choose cookies that involve more work than cost. I am careful about when I use nuts (an expensive ingredient) because not everyone likes them. I make a variety of cookies and don't make all chocolate chip ones.
Today I was pondering what snack to make to take to a gathering. I found a very affordable one to make. I realized that sometimes I make cookies because I want people to think I'm a good baker--I know this is prideful and totally silly!! Once this occurred to me, I decided to make something I thought other people wouldn't make, but that would give variety.
I made the snickerdoodle chex mix. Here's a link to the recipe: Snickerdoodle Chex Mix
I did substitute Rice Chex and Kix for the cereal, because that's what I have. It's a simple and quick snack to make.