I've made some Holiday Chex Mix to share with neighbors. There are two boys that live next door, and I always like to give them treats for each holiday. They're the sweetest neighbor kids, and are so polite, kind, and respectful. How can you not love that? My Santas were gifted to me from my daughter, except for the bottom one, that my late beloved gave to me. Don't you love the slippers on the Santas?
The yummy treat is served in my pretty Santa teacup, but I have filled gift bags for the boys.
thought I'd show my mantle. My sister sent me the snowflake lights
that are on a timer. Aren't they pretty? I've had the metal angels for
so many years, and bought them at a local once a month trade days.
I bought these fun headbands for my two youngest granddaughter at the
Dollar Store. Little Hayden wanted me to wear one, too.
Yield: Varies according to how much each gift bag is filled
Author: Kitty, adapted from Chex Mix
Holiday Chex Mix
It's always nice to have some goodies to share with friends and neighbors!
Using CandiQuick makes it so easy because you melt the candy right in the tray that it comes in.
6 cups Rice Chex™ or Corn Chex™ cereal (I used a combo of them)
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup mini pretzel twists
15 oz vanilla candy coating (almond bark) (about 9 cubes from 20-oz package) (I used a 16 oz package of vanilla CandiQuik)
3 tablespoons holiday-colored sprinkles or nonpareils
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup holiday-colored candy-coated chocolate candies
Line large rimmed cookie sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, mix cereal, marshmallows and pretzels. (I used a large Pyrex glass bowl that has a lid.)
In medium microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, stirring after 1 minute, until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Pour onto cereal mixture; mix well.
Spread on cookie sheet; sprinkle with holiday sprinkles, and cool completely, about 15 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.
In 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, add coated cereal pieces and powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake to coat. Remove from bag; discard any remaining powdered sugar. See NOTE.
In large serving bowl, mix coated cereal mixture and chocolate candies.
I used a large glass bowl that has a lid , instead of a 2-gallon bag for mixing and them shaking the powdered sugar onto the mix.