I had some leftover candy canes and Chex cereal left over from making Chex Mix so when I found this recipe I knew I needed to make it. It may be difficult finding peppermint baking chips. Look for them anyway because this recipe is delicious.
I decided to post it so I can put it on my Christmas baking and making page for next year.
Candy Cane Peppermint Puppy Chow
Daily Dish Recipes
Stars of the recipe:
- 5 c. Chex cereal (rice or corn)
- 10 oz. Andes peppermint baking chips (red bag) or any other peppermint chips
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 6 candy canes, crushed
- Place peppermint baking chips in a microwaveable bowl. Melt at 50% power in 30 second interval periods, stirring each time, until the chips are melted.
- While the peppermint chips are in the microwave, place the Chex cereal in a big bowl. Pour the melted peppermint chips over the cereal.
- Stir until the cereal is coated with the melted peppermint chips.
- Put the powdered sugar and crushed candy canes in a gallon sized bag. Add the cereal to the bag.
- Shake until all of the cereal is coated with powdered sugar.
- Store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
The boys are in Cub Scouts. We had their annual Halloween party last Thursday. Someone made this boo mix for some of the snacks being served. Oh, my goodness, I could not stop eating it. I even took one of the last two cups of it and ate some on the way home and the remainder the next day. I did not let any be wasted.
Today I found the recipe so I decided to make some of the snack mix for the boys and my lunches. Both boys tried some after I made it. They both loved it so each of them has 5 snack size bags of the mix for their lunches. Then our friend stopped by the house and tried it. He also gave it a thumbs up!
adapted from Plain Chicken
Stars of the recipe:
- 5 c. Golden Grahams
- 3 c. Cocoa Puffs
- 2 c. Reese’s Pieces
- 2 c. peanuts or 1 c. peanuts and 1 c. cashews
- 3 c. pretzel sticks
- 11 oz. bag of white chocolate
- Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl.
- Place the white chocolate in a glass microwaveable bowl. Melt following the directions on the bag.
- Pour the cereal mixture. (I did a little bit of it at a time.) Stir until everything is coated.
- Spread out onto waxed paper, parchment, or foil.
- Let sit until completely dry and break into clumps.
- Store in an airtight container.