Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last Minute Gift from the Kitchen

I like to  give my co-workers something homemade for Christmas. This year I came across this festive recipe in a Midwest Living magazine.
It was easy and quick. No cooking other than melting the white chocolate!

Snowflake Mix

3 cups rice Chex
3 cups corn Chex
1 cup small pretzel twists or sticks
1 cup honey-roasted peanuts
2-12 oz. packages white baking pieces
1-12 oz package M & M's, chocolate or mint flavored

In a very large bowl (I used my Dutch oven), combine cereals, pretzels and peanuts. Melt baking pieces according to package directions. Pour melted baking pieces over cereal mixture; stir gently to coat. Spread on waxed paper. Sprinkle with chocolate. 
Cool on hour; break into pieces. Store in airtight container up to 1 week or in freezer for one month.
Containers from Old Time Pottery

I made two batches of this; one with a store brand of baking chips and one with Baker's white chocolate bars. The Baker's bar melted better, but I thought the batch with the Best Choice baking chips tasted better!
My Mom's Old Pie Ties--A Special Treasure!
Santa supervised from his perch on top of the fridge under my funky tree from Homesteaders on the Prairie.

9 comments:

annie said...

Sure looks good, I think Santa did a great job!

Sheila said...

This is a great super quick and easy gift. For a change, try popcorn in place of the cereal. It is to so yummy!
Heading out to buy the ingredients to make some today and making yours too.

Merry Christmas!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sounds like a sweet twist on chex mix....which I also love! Adorable packaging....your co-workers are some lucky folks....I simply LOVE that last photo though - the pie tins, the holder, the tree the santa - the entire display....PERFECT. You've got the touch my friend!! Smiles & Holiday Hugs ~ Robin

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh that recipe looks good shared it with my sister..I will be making this next year if I remember I have the recipe..it looks so good.:)

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

thanks for the recipe ~ sounds yummy & easy~
smiles
Teresa

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Your treat looks mighty delicious...you know, one would think Chocolate is Chocolate (white as well) but there's a HUGE difference.

What a sweet keepsake from your mother.

Merry Christmas
Karen

Beckyjean said...

I have a friend who makes that mix & it is so addicting!!

Have a wonderful day~Becky

~Tonya said...

How sweet of you to make goodies for your co-workers. You packaged it ups so pretty as well. I am sure they loved every piece of it.

I love your Santa and your funky tree. I really enjoy decorations like that.

Enjoy your holiday season, Roberta!

Cheers,
Tonya

Amy McPheeters said...

Hi! I made the Snowflake Mix. My family pretty much inhaled it! It was a big hit. Thanks for posting the recipe. Happy New Year!