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Alea’s Peppermint Bark Chex Party Mix

Posted By Alea On November 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Dessert,Gluten Free,Recipes | 3 Comments

I wanted to make a treat for my family to snack on while we were decorating the tree, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making it, so I came up with this fast and easy recipe for Peppermint Bark Chex Party Mix.

To crush the candy canes without making a mess, place them in a ZipLoc bag and then roll a rolling pin over them.

The Rice Chex added a delightful crunch to the peppermint bark and I felt a little less guilty having some vitamin fortified cereal with my candy.

Alea’s Peppermint Bark Chex Party Mix

Adapted from Easy Peppermint Bark [5]

Yield – 12 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Chex $0.92
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips $0.99
  • 1 cup chocolate chips $0.99
  • 2/3 cup crushed candy canes $0.65

 

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until melted, approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Stir after a minute.
  • Drizzle chocolate over 3 cups of Rice Chex. Stir to coat.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 cup of crushed candy canes over the chocolate covered Rice Chex. Stir minimally, just enough to stick the candy to the Rice Chex.
  • Place in the freezer for a couple minutes to quickly firm up the chocolate.
  • Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until melted, approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Stir after a minute.
  • Drizzle white chocolate over the remaining 3 cups of Rice Chex. Stir to coat.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup of crushed candy canes over the white chocolate covered Rice Chex. Stir minimally, just enough to stick the candy to the Rice Chex.
  • Place in the freezer for a couple minutes to quickly firm up the white chocolate.
  • As soon as the chocolate is firm to the touch, combine the chocolate covered Rice Chex with the white chocolate covered Rice Chex. Stir to combine.

Cost $3.55

The next morning I discovered some uneaten Peppermint Bark Chex Mix in the bottom of the bowl. I grabbed a spoon and ate it for breakfast. It was the best bowl of cereal I’ve ever had for breakfast!


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