I received two boxes of Chex, plus a $20 debit card to help buy some of the ingredients that I would need. I sent hubby on this errand, and, well, he did forget the M&Ms, but I still think the two mixes I made turned out great. My twin sister texted me on her way back to Maryland that they were enjoying the caramel Chex in their car on the long ride back.
These pictures above show me melting caramel. I was able to do it in the microwave, a huge plus when you're using someone else's kitchen. My hubby couldn't find actual caramel squares, but he did find some round caramel pieces, and they worked perfectly for the Caramel and Chocolate drizzles recipe I used. I did have some issues with the chocolate chips not melting perfectly for drizzling, so I had a chocolate paste at the end. That was disappointing, but I did manage to smear it on some Chex and it still tasted good.
These are pictures of the chocolate and peanut butter Chex mix that I made called Chex PB and Chocolate Blast. This was the recipe that asked for M&Ms, and I do wish we'd have had them to toss into the mix. The choco/peanut butter Chex Mix included some salted peanuts too and was the mix my hubby liked best, but he's a peanut butter lover to the extreme.
Find these holiday recipes I used and more at the Chex Party Mix-Change Website. I think I'll try the Chex Pumpkin Pie Mix next. If you're involved with a holiday cookie exchange, there are lots of Chex Mix recipes to use or to adapt for some cookies of your own. Even better, get your friends together and invite everyone to make a different recipe to exchange instead of exchanging cookies.
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