Recipes, Sweet

December 9, 2018

Grinch Chex Mix

Maybe Christmas he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. I’m cozied up on this dreary winter day with a bowl of this Grinch themed Chex Mix! This fun and colorful drizzled mixture of Chex cereal with sprinkles, candy hearts, Grinch hat Bugles and chocolate candies makes the perfect Christmas treat.

I’m all about these easy snack mixes lately, and they’re a great way to celebrate the holiday season. I love to make a bunch and package it in fabulous gift bags to give to my friends and neighbors. Everyone is always so excited, and it’s a great way to spread holiday cheer.

Ingredients: 

  • 5 cups Rice Chex™ or Corn Chex™ cereal
  • 1 package (11 oz) white vanilla baking chips
  • 36 Bugles™ original corn snacks
  • 3 tablespoons red decorating sugar
  • 2 tablespoons green decorating sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups green and red candy-coated chocolate candies or candy-coated chocolate peanut candies
  • 1 cup of marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons red heart candy sprinkles, if desired

Directions: 

  1. Line 2 large rimmed cookie sheets with waxed paper. Add cereal to large bowl.
  2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1 cup of the chips uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. One at a time, dip pointed end of each corn snack into melted chips to coat top two-thirds of each, allowing excess to drip off. (If necessary, reheat mixture 5 seconds at a time as needed for dipping consistency.) Sprinkle coated snacks with red sugar. Place snacks on one of the cookie sheets in single layer; let stand about 20 minutes or until set.
  3. Add remaining chips to bowl with remaining melted chips; microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Add green sugar; stir well. Pour on top of cereal in bowl; stir well to coat evenly. Transfer to remaining cookie sheet, spreading mixture apart. Let stand 20 minutes or until set. Carefully break apart into bite-size pieces.
  4. In large serving bowl, mix coated cereal, corn snacks, chocolate candies and heart sprinkles.

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