Have made this several times with changes. You can add various kinds of nuts, salted or unsalted. Add dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries, currants, finely chopped apricots. I doubled and triple the batch to make for larger groups. Make sure that you let everyone know that peanut butter is in the mix since there are so many with allergies. Out of chow mein noodles? Use mini pretzels.