Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reindeer Chow!

There are so many different recipe ideas now for chex mix and I love that you can make each one your own based on what you have around the house or that time of year. In October I found this recipe for Pumpkin Puppy Chow using the Hershey's pumpkin kisses and loved it! It is actually the only way I could eat the kisses because the kisses were so horrible to eat on their own. The Pumpkin Puppy Chow inspired my idea of Reindeer Chow using Peppermint Hershey kisses and this mix is truly addicting!! My kids come home asking for it each day as a snack and if I didn't moderate how much they got, it would have been gone on day one!

Some things I had already in my cabinet, but the other things I wanted in it, I did have to go buy. I didn't really go by any measurements, I just sort of dumped it all in a bowl till it seemed right. First if you have kids you can have them unwrapping the peppermint kisses and put them in a small microwave safe glass bowl, while you are putting everything else in the big bowl, other wise you can do this yourself. Then line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Next thing I did pour about half of each box of cereal in a big bowl, broke about 3/4 of the Oreos up and dropped them in, and added about a cup of Christmas M&Ms. Once this is all done, place your kisses in the microwave and heat for 45 seconds, stir then place back in microwave for another 30 seconds if needed, heating and stirring until fully melted. DO NOT over heat the kisses or you will have a thick paste that will be useless. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, you can pour it quickly over your cereal mixture and fold the mix with a large spoon until everything is coated then pour your mix onto the baking sheet. Spread the mixture out evenly then place in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set.

Within a few minutes you will have a yummy treat that no one will be able to keep their hands off of!

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy treat! If you try it, please come back and let us know what you think!

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