Candy, Snacks

Coconut Almond Chex Mix

April Fools! The joke is, you make this recipe of Coconut Almond Chex Mix and you won’t be able to stop eating it! It is so very good, sweet and chewy. Oh dang it, in order to make this post I made this Chex Mix and it is sitting right here in my kitchen…I guess the joke is on me!

Coconut Almond Chex Mix

7 cups Rice Chex cereal
5 cups Golden Grahams cereal
1½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup

In large bowl, stir together Rice Chex, Golden Grahams, coconut, and almonds. In large saucepan over medium heat, stir together butter, sugar, and corn syrup and bring to”soft ball” stage…about 235° on candy thermometer. Pour over cereal mixture and gently stir until all is well coated. If you want to add M&Ms, or other candies continue stirring until cooled enough not to melt when added. Spread mixture out onto silpat lined baking sheet to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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Snacks

White Chocolate Easter Chex Mix

HAPPY EASTER!  After Easter Dinner, send your guests home with this delicious goodie bag.

                       

4 cups Rice Chex
4 cups Corn Chex
2 cups stick pretzels broken in half or thirds
1 (5 oz) can chow mein noodles
1 lb white chocolate
1 (12 oz) bag plain milk chocolate M&M’S

Stir together Rice Chex, Corn Chex, pretzels, and chow mein noodles.  Melt white chocolate slowly in microwave and pour over dry ingredients. Stir gently to coat.  Stir in M&M’s.  Pour out on Silpat or wax paper to dry.  Put in cello bags.

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Candy, Snacks

Valentine Chex Mix

I believe I ate my weight in Valentine Chex Mix today.  This is an easy recipe right from the Betty Crocker website.

HapPy VaLenTinE’s DaY!

9 cups Rice Chex Cereal (1 box)
1 cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup Valentine M&M’s (or more)
4 Tbl Valentine sprinkles

Place cereal in large bowl.  In small microwavable bowl, melt vanilla chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.  Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, gently stirring until evenly coated.

Place 1/2 of cereal mixture in 1-gallon food-storage plastic bag.  Add powdered sugar.  Seal bag; gently shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil; cool about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir candies and sprinkles into remaining cereal mixture.  Spread on waxed paper or foil; cool about 15 minutes.

In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures.  Store in airtight container.

You can easily make a half recipe…I just decided I might as well use the whole box of Chex!

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