For the past few years, I've been making chex mixes for the tour guides at work and my mailman at Christmas. Random, I know, but it is easy (when you pick the microwavable recipes) and I think people like to have something to snack on. At least my mailman sends me a thank you note saying as much. He also says that I'm the only one on the street that actually does something for him for the holidays, which is just sad, but another story.
So this year was back to the barbecue snack mix. Bundled into little treat bags for the mailman and a big Christmas tin for the tour guides. Plus a little extra for taking to my parents' house. I mean, if you are going to get all the ingredients out and the kitchen all messy, then you might as well go for gold.
Lesson learned this time around: drying the snack mix on paper towels is not a good idea. I use Seventh Generation paper towels and they ended up sticking to much of the mix. And my first round came out a little chewy. Second time around I used aluminum foil to dry the mix and it turned out much better.