Curried Cashew Snack Mix Holiday Gift Bags

Make this Curried Cashew Snack Mix for game days, holiday gift baskets, and more! Order personalized #ShareaCoke glass bottles for special gifts! This post is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Sharacoke.com.

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Every holiday season, there are “unsung heroes” that go the extra mile to make the holidays more special for the people around them. Today my family and I sat down and one generous family came to mind.

I’m sharing how this family brings inspiration to ours, plus offering a GIVEAWAY ($100 VISA card plus more below), and ideas of how you can personalize your own gift basket for that particular someone (or family) you want to show your appreciation for this year.

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

The holidays are about giving, loving, and saying thank you, and what better way than to make a Cozy Winter Basket, with this delicious Curried Cashew Snack Mix recipe?

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Mix together all ingredients (except golden raisins, which you’ll add in the end); make a delicious Indian-inspired curry sauce; bake. Another delicious recipe is my Caramel Nut snack recipe, or Almond Butter Pretzel Popcorn – YUM!

Allow to cool; keep in a tightly closed container until you are ready to eat or GIVE AWAY!

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

The Grant Family has been a part of our lives for over 15 years. We’ve watched them over the years give abundantly and very humbly.

What we have noticed is that they don’t really care about being in the limelight when it comes to giving. It’s more about the everyday acts of kindness that really help people out.

They are devoted to their family, warm hearted, humble, charitable and … selfless.

These kinds of people are world-changers! The kind that take the responsibility for what they’ve been given very seriously. How do they do it? Most of the time anonymously, helping out families–no fanfare needed, but just BIG generous hearts.

They’ve also shared many meals around their table. Every week they open their home to missionaries, friends and family for “family meals.” Mrs. Grant also picks up groceries and delivers to housebound ladies while Mr. Grant anonymously buys soccer cleats and pays registration fees for kids in need.
We love the Grant Family, so today’s gift is inspired by them, for them, to enjoy some family time this holiday season with personalized #ShareaCoke glass bottles.

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Cozy Winter Basket

GIFT GIVING IDEA: Look around you at the people in your life, and think of a little something just for them. You can personalize glass Coca-Cola bottles from ShareaCoke.com, paired with a heartfelt note, a handmade gift, a special recipe, or a Cozy Winter Basket!

My Cozy Winter Basket includes a cozy thermal blanket, outdoor popcorn popper with popcorn kernels to enjoy at an outdoor family fire and special treats, like chocolates and hot chocolate with a vintage thermos and snacks.

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Little bags with this Curried Cashew Snack Mix recipe.

We hope they love it, because we sure love them!

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Personalize your own #ShareaCoke bottles

For your next party or gift giving order “Share a Coke” bottles for loved ones this holiday season with a special discount code for all of my RE readers!

Discount Code: HOLIDAY40

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Giveaway details:

For a chance to win a #ShareaCoke prize from Coca-Cola please share your story here in my comment section:

Share the story of an “unsung hero” in your life by commenting on this post today–someone who goes above and beyond to make the holidays special for the people around them!

The #ShareaCoke prize will include:

• One (1) six-pack of personalized “Share a Coke” glass bottles on ShareaCoke.com
• A $100 Visa gift card to use in a gift or celebration for your unsung hero

Giveaway ends 12/13/16 at at 11:59pm PST. No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway close. Winners must respond within 48 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen.

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

Yield: about 36 1/2 cup servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes + cooling time

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups square rice cereal
  • 4 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups sesame sticks
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 10 Tbsp. butter (1 stick + 2 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce (I used low-sodium)
  • 3 Tbsp. dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • 2 cups golden raisins

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice cereal, pretzel sticks, sesame sticks, raw cashews, and pumpkin seeds.
  3. In a small pan, melt the butter; add the curry powder, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Mix until combined.
  4. Pour this mixture over the rice cereal mixture; gently use your hands or a wooden spoon to combine.
  5. Pour the entire mixture onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets (I used 2). Bake for 1 hour, stirring each pan halfway through.
  6. Remove from oven; allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Add raisins and gently mix.
  7. Cool completely; store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

This prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this campaign. 
I was compensated by The Coca-Cola Company for helping to discuss the Coca-Cola #ShareaCoke Holiday campaign. As always, all opinions and ideas for this post are my own.

Curried Cashew Snack Mix

18 comments

  1. My husband is our unsung hero. He had a vasectomy after our 2nd child was born, but 2 years after that we regretted our decision. He was brave enough to have reversal to make me happy. We have had 2 more children since. He is willing to go to the moon and back for us.

  2. My neighbor Gary is such a jewel! He pops by with a casserole and a smile every few weeks to brighten my day! I adore him and he’s my hero! This past week, he’s been in ICU and I can only hope to help him as much as he has helped me! ?

  3. My boyfriend Jeff is my unsung hero. He has worked so hard to make sure we are comfortable and happy. After graduating college, we both struggled with finding jobs. However, after a lot of devotion and dedication we both found work. During the times I was struggling financially, he helped me so much without any questions. I would love to get him a nice gift this Christmas to show my gratitude!

  4. My husband in my unsung hero: very hardworking, generous, and kind, always trying to do more for us, a gentleman through and through, big heart for others, and he is my best friend. Thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  5. A friend at my church is retired and always makes goody bags for me to deliver to the shut-ins. In the past year, she has been diagnosed with cancer, has undergone surgery, and is now taking chemo treatments. I never expected her to make her goody bags this year with all that she has had on her plate, but guess what? She did. Even in her own sickness, she has thought of others and will bring many smiles to the sick and shut-ins this Christmas. I would love to do something really special for my selfless friend this Christmas!

  6. i love this Sandy…..those little buffalo checked bags are adorable!!

  7. My coworker is a confirmed bachelor and spends his holidays caring for his elderly parents and his adorable dog. He could use a little something for himself!

  8. My husband is my unsung hero, he helps with lots of chores at our new home. I don’t think I can ever get them all done by myself.

  9. First of all …printed that snack mix recipe and drooling a little…. ok more importantly my mother-in-law is my unsung hero….this woman is a saint on earth! She insisted I stay at her home after my surgery so she could keep an eye on me since hubby had to work all day. She goes above and beyond for everyone in her life…family, friends, neighbors, people at the gym…you name it. She is the kind of woman who inspires ME to be a better woman. 

  10. My grandmother. She is always thinking of others and loves to make people happy and never wants you to be hungry. She is my most favorite person in the whole world.

  11. Our unsung hero is our “bonus grandparents”, close family friends. They sponsor 5 local families and group homes for Christmas as well as organize a giving tree at their workplace. Grandpa Dan was recently laid off his job after 30+ years there so I know this year ahead is going to be bumpy for them. I would love to give something back to them this holiday!

  12. My mom Betty Allred is an unsung hero for sure. Even though she 76yrs. Young & has arthritis/diabetes. This lady always makes the holidays even Thanksgiving amazing. Makes the most amazing food & takes care of everyone around her huge dining room table that seats 20. She opens up her home to people whom have no one & they become part of our family. Even every Sunday she makes a big meal for our family our family 15 & then extras from church. She is amazing & we appreciate everything she does for us all year. We Love her very much. Plus she has coke deco. In her kitchen. We all feel so blessed to call her our best friend & mom. Martha Scholz

  13. I have a good friend who always invites over anyone who can’t make it home to their own families for Thanksgiving and for Christmas dinner, and makes them feel so welcome.

  14. My boss is amazing. She has been extremely sick and away from the office for several weeks yet made sure that local charities received their donations from us, and that all of the employees received their Christmas gifts and bonuses. No matter how she’s feeling, she puts others first.

  15. I have two unsung heroes. First, my Dad, who is deceased. He served this country in WWII, was shot down over Germany, was captured and spent 2 years as a prisoner of war. When the war ended he came home, married his sweetheart and became a wonderful father to me and my brothers. I am so blessed to have had such a great dad. The soldiers who survived that horror really appreciated home and family.

    My second unsung hero is my husband of 51 years. He is a very caring, helpful, loving man. He can do anything, and does. My neighbors all come to him when they need help. He cheerfully does anything he can for anyone who needs help.

    My mother is still living at 99 years of age. We are caring for her at home. My sweet husband is always ready to help me with her. He makes it possible for me to keep her out of a nursing home. I thank God for him every day.

  16. My husband is amazing. Our family had a lot of stuff with immigration challenges and major medical issues for our children and the usual struggles in this life. And no matter what happens he is there and strong and supportive. 

  17. MY PARENTS ARE MY UNSUNG HEROS. THEY WORK HARD, LOVE EVEN HARDER AND HAVE GIVENME THE BEST LIFE.

  18. My unsung hero is my Son , he will go out of his way to do whatever he can for anyone who needs help and he is has such a giving heart to !!!

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