Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chex Peanut Butter and Chocolate Blast Mix

6 cups Rice Chex cereal (or Corn Chex)
1 cup white vanilla baking chips (8 oz)
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup candy coated peanut butter candies (Reese's Pieces or M&Ms)
1 cup dry-roasted peanuts

1. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil or waxed paper. Place 3 cups cereal in large bowl. In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth. Pour melted chips over cereal in bowl; stir to evenly coat. Spread mixture in single layer on one of the cookie sheets. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until set.

2. Repeat the above using the remaining cereal and the peanut butter chips; refrigerate 5 minutes or until set.

3. Gently break up coated cereal into large bowl. 

4. Add candy and peanuts; stir gently to combine or just sprinkle on top of the mixed coated cereal. Store in airtight container.

Sonshine's Notes:  I made this twice over the holiday weekend and both times it was gone before I could get a picture of it or have any of it myself.  The reviews of teenage boys and my hubby are phenomenal considering they are known for being picky eaters.  They told me that I could make it on a consistent basis and they would not complain about having to eat again!    

The first time I made the mix I just switched things up by using mixing together Corn and Rice Chex and switching out the Reese's Pieces for milk chocolate M&Ms, I still used vanilla and peanut butter chips for the coating. The second time I made it I ended up burning the peanut butter chips during the melting process, so I melted milk chocolate chips with about 3 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter for part of the coating. Also the second time I didn't have enough cereal to round out the 3 cups for the second half of the mix so I broke up some pretzel sticks in half and put them in with the cereal to coat.  As for the candies and peanuts, I didn't measure these items, I sprinkled them on top after mixing the coated cereal on one of the cookie sheets.