I am not a fan of the traditional Chex Mix. I never have been. I just don’t like that taste of it. But I have heard a lot about a different kind of Chex snack. My sister first told me about this recipe. She said it was great. I also read about it on several blogs and everyone said it was so good. I decided that I needed to try it and to let me kids help make it.
This was a great recipe to make with kids. It was really easy and they loved helping make it. They loved eating it even more. I think we enjoyed this to much. This is kind of like popcorn or caramel corn. Once you start eating it, it is hard to stop. I found myself continually snacking on it. I had to put it out of sight, so I would stop snacking on it.
The recipe says to mix the powdered sugar on it using a ziplock bag. I did not do this, we just mixed everything in a large bowl and it worked fine. If you have little kids a ziplock bag might work better, but I think it is a waste of a ziploc bag.
I hope you try this recipe. It is so good and so easy. Let your kids make it or at least help. They will have fun with this one.
- 9 cups Corn Chex, Rice Chex, or a mix of both
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
- In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on 1 minute; stir.
- Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
- Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
- Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated.
- Spread on waxed paper to cool.
- Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 358mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 3gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.