Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ooey Gooey Holiday Chex Mix {And gift idea}


Hey y'all! I have missed you so much. I know I have not been the best blogger lately I have had a crazy few months but I have a whole new makeover, name, design and blog concept coming your way very soon. I was going to wait to blog until that was all ready and done, but i just knew I had to share a couple posts with you this month that you are not going to want to miss. So for a few more weeks I'll be blogging here and then with the new year comes the new blog. I am so excited and cannot wait to share what I have up my sleeve! 

So this past week my family and I drove to Temecula, California for an amazing Thanksgiving break with my family at my sister's house. It was a blast and I love any moment my family, from all over, can come together and play games, eat feasts, talk, laugh and just be together. I was in heaven and my boys were in heaven playing with all their cousins. Anyway while I was there I decided to whip up this yummy treat for us all to snack on while feasts were being made, movies were being watched and games were being played the week we were there. I knew I would love it and it was yummy but it was a HUGE hit with the whole family. I probably should have made two batches we gobbled it all right up and it was so perfect for chatting and playing games. I knew I had to share it all with you so that you could enjoy it too, so when we got home and all unpacked I whipped up another batch for my family to enjoy here at home and take pictures to share with all of you! No go make it you will not regret it. Its the holidays we are allowed to eat treats this month :)
  
Ingredients

-1 box rice chex cereal 
-Sugar 1 1/2 cups 
-Light corn syrup 1 1/2 cups 
-Vanilla 1 TBSP
-salted butter 2 sticks 
-sweetened coconut 1 bag
-slivered almonds 1 cup
-M&Ms 
-Chocolate chips 
-Cooking Spray 
_large bowl 

Directions 

First you are going to cube the two sticks of butter (for quicker melting time) and place them in a sauce pan on medium heat and let melt completely 


While the butter is melting, spray a large mixing bowl with cooking spray, then pour in the chex cereal, coconut, and almonds and mix up well (I crushed the almonds into smaller pieces before I added them with a rolling pin)


Once the butter is melted add the sugar and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Once it is to a boil add the vanilla and stir for 3 minutes. 


Take off heat and pour over the dry mix in the bowl, mix it completely until all the cereal an dry mix is covered completely by the ooey gooey ingredients. 



Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper and lay out the mix flat onto it until it has cooled. 


Once the mix is completely cooled add the M&Ms and chocolate chips (white chocolate chips are yummy too) and place back in the mixing bowl and cover with a lip so it is air tight. You want it to stay ooey gooey and not dry out so if you don't have a large bowl with a lid place in a container that had a lid. 


And enjoy! I am telling you this mix is so addicting and so yummy to snack on while you decorate the tree, do laundry, clean, or when you do just about anything. It is December diets can wait until January...Am I right?! :)




After I made this mix for my family this last weekend and everyone loved it I knew it would make the perfect neighbor treat gift...so neighbors prepare to get one of these on your door step this month :) 


Make a couple batches, place in a cute bag, add ribbon and a tag and viola you are done with neighbor and teacher gifts, and they are sure to love it. I love quick and easy especially when I know they will enjoy it. 


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