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Classic Holiday Flavors Inspire Fun Snack Recipes PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:15

The holiday season is filled with family food traditions, from stuffing and pumpkin pie, to festive cakes and frosted sugar cookies. This year, wow your family, guests and friends with a fun, crunchy twist on the great tastes of holiday favorites.

No one can replace grandma's classic pie recipe, but have a little fun and surprise your family and friends. With creative takes on traditional dishes, Chex(r) Party Mix will help you wow your guests with familiar flavors and aromas, served up in a playful way that's sure to impress.

It's easy to re-create the taste of each of these treats in a quick, delicious party mix. Visit www.ChexPartyMix.com for more than 150 party mix recipes that can be made in the microwave in just 15 minutes.


Peppermint and Chocolate Chex(r) Mix




Featuring melted white chocolate, crushed candy canes and a dark chocolate drizzle, it's easy to add holiday cheer with this festive mix.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes Start to Finish: 15 Minutes Makes: 16 servings (1/2 cup each)

3 cups Rice Chex(r) cereal
3 cups Chocolate Chex(r) cereal
1 bag (12 ounces) white vanilla
baking chips (2 cups)
1/2 cup coarsely crushed peppermint
candy canes (16 miniature, un
wrapped)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Mix cereals in large microwavable bowl. Line cookie sheet with foil or waxed paper.

In microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in half the crushed peppermint candy.

Pour over cereal; toss to evenly coat. Spread mixture in single layer on cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle with remainingcandy.

Melt dark chocolate chips in microwave on High 50 to 60 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth; drizzle over top. Let stand in refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes. Gently break into clusters. Store in airtight container.


Chex(r) Pumpkin Pie Crunch



This recipe is great served in your favorite colorful pie plate. Set the pie plate out on the table with the other dishes, and put a scooper out so guests can help themselves. For party favors, leave small bags next to the pie plate and ask guests to take a bag home for an extra treat later.

Start to Finish: 15 Minutes
Makes: 16 servings (1/2 cup each)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups Cinnamon Chex(r) cereal
2 cups Wheat Chex(r) cereal
2 cups Honey Nut Chex(r) cereal
8 ounces pecans

In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In small microwave-safe dish, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in vanilla. In large microwavable bowl, mix all cereals and pecans. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed. Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated.

Pour over cereal; toss to evenly coat. Spread mixture in single layer on cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle with remaining candy.

Melt dark chocolate chips in microwave on High 50 to 60 seconds or until chips ,can be stirred smooth; drizzle over top. Let stand in refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes. Gently break into clusters. Store in airtight container.

Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. Spread on wax paper or a cookie sheet to cool. Store in airtight container. Note: Make mix up to two weeks ahead and store in airtight container.



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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 18:20
 




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