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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

superbowl & valentine's chex mix {recipe}




Sweet Coconut Chex Mix. I'm not gonna lie--you will hate me for sharing this recipe with you. But I must. My sister-in-law made it at Christmastime and I was hooked. That's why it has been affectionately named "Christmas Crack." You will become addicted. No matter how much your brain tells you to stop eating it, your body will tell you to keep eating. And you will obey.

This would be a perfect snack for your Superbowl party (go Seahawks!), or add some heart-shaped sprinkles and it's a perfect Valentine's treat. I made it two nights in a row this week (and it makes a lot). Don't judge until you try it. Look how cute it is wrapped up in a cellophane bag, or shaped in a heart like a rice krispie treat in a cute treat bag for Valentine's day! I know what my kids' teachers are getting this Valentine's!

  

Superbowl Sweet Chex Mix Recipe


1 - 12.8 oz. box Rice Chex cereal
1 - 12 oz. box Golden Grahams cereal
1 - 7 oz. bag shredded coconut
1 - 4 oz. bag slivered almonds (optional, but delicious!)
2 cups sugar
2 cups light corn syrup (a full size bottle)
1 cup butter

Combine Rice Chex, Golden Grahams, coconut, and almonds in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. In a large sauce pan, cook butter, sugar, and corn syrup to the "soft ball" stage, about 234 degrees on a candy thermometer (see below for "soft ball" explanation). Pour over cereal mixture and stir until all is well coated. Spread mixture out onto to large cookie sheets to cool. Stir around occasionally to prevent large clumps. Store in an airtight container.


Valentine Sweet Chex Mix Treats Recipe


 

1 - 12.8 oz. box Rice Chex cereal
1 - 12 oz. box Golden Grahams cereal
1 - 7 oz. bag shredded coconut
1 - 4 oz. bag slivered almonds (optional, but delicious!)
1 bottle heart-shaped Valentine's sprinkles (mine were Wilton brand)
Other pink and red candies, if desired (I used red, pink, and white candy corns)
2 cups sugar
2 cups light corn syrup (a full size bottle)
1 cup butter

Combine Rice Chex, Golden Grahams, coconut, almonds, sprinkles, and candies in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. In a large sauce pan, cook butter, sugar, and corn syrup to the "soft ball" stage, about 234 degrees on a candy thermometer. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until all is well coated. Spread mixture out onto to large cookie sheets to cool. If you wish to make heart-shaped treats, press warm Chex mix into a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Remove cookie cutter carefully and allow mix to cool.







4 comments:

  1. There is no butter amount in your recipes...will you share that!

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  2. Your directions call for butter, buy your list of ingredients does not have butter listed. How much butter is required?

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  3. I'm wondering the same thing about the butter amount... Maybe it's 1 cube?

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  4. Soooo sorry! The butter amount is 1 cup (two sticks). I updated this in the post. Thanks for pointing that out!!

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