Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PB & White Chocolate Chex Mix

If you're looking for something that is poppable and addicting, then you've come to the right post. Something that I love about this, besides how incredibly easy it is to make, is that you can custom fit it to any holiday with your sprinkles. Christmas, Valentines, St Pattys, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, you name it! The most difficult part is waiting for everything to cool off as the aroma of chocolate and peanut butter overtakes your kitchen.

I admit that I like things sweet, so I used more confectioners sugar than the original recipe and I covered about 70% of my cereal mix in it and then 30% with sprinkles. You can add in any other things you want, too. I think that I would add raisins next time, and maybe some almonds.

PB & White Chocolate Chex Mix (from Apple a Day)
7 c. Rice Chex cereal
2 c. mini pretzels
1 c. white chocolate chips
1/2 c. smooth peanut butter
1/4 c. butter
1 c. confectioners' sugar
1/4 c. Sprinkles (any shape or variety, optional)

Place cereal and pretzels in a very large bowl.  In a spearate, small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips, peanut butter and butter, uncovered, on high for 1 minute.  Stir, then continue heating in 30 second intervals, stopping each time to stir, until mixture is completely melted and smooth.  
Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
Place 1/2 of the cereal mixture in 1-gallon plastic bag. Add powdered sugar, seal, and shake until well coated. Spread on wax paper and sprinkle additional sugar on top, so that they are coated with white, sugary goodness. Let cool, 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir sprinkles into remaining cereal mixture. Spread on wax paper to cool, 15-20 minutes.  
In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures. Store in airtight container or divide among individual baggies and tie with festive ribbon.

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