For today's Tea Party, I've prepared a version one of my favorite munchy snacks... cereal mix. Cereal mix, like trail mix, is something that's easy to take an ocassional quick little nibble of while I'm working to give me that mid-morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up when I can't leave the desk. Cereals like Quaker Oatmeal Squares or Kelloggs Cracklin' Oat Bran tossed with any kind of nuts, chocolate chunks/chips or MM Peanuts, banana chips, raisins, whatever, and I'm happy and energized.
Well, I've recently discovered CHOCOLATE Chex Cereal!! MmMmMm....So I've created a mix to take to the Thanksgiving family get-together.....(a good munchie for game time).....
.....and I've name it "Turkey Feed"!
Here's my recipe: ( feel free to make substitutions that suit your family's taste of course)
14.25 oz. box Chocolate Chex Cereal
10 oz. canister Planters Mixed Party Nuts
approx. 1/2 bag Pretzel mini twists or thin sticks
approx. 3/4 bag Kraft Caramel Bits
11 oz. bag Brachs Candy Corn
3 squares Almond Bark, melted for drizzling
approx. 1/2 cup Chocolate chips, melted for drizzling
Spread the first 4 ingredients out onto two large baking sheets and pop into a low (below 200 degree) oven to warm slightly....just so the caramel becomes softened. You DON'T want it to completely melt down and/or cook.
Remove trays from oven.
Candy Corn....this is the "Turkey Feed" ingredient, haha, just sprinkle over top.
Melt almond bark in the micowave then spoon into a zipper style sandwich bag. Snip off the very corner of the bag and squeeze in a zig-zag pattern over the tray of mix. Fold/stir gently a few times just to blend a little but not completely coating the cereal mix. Then do the same with the chocolate chips.
Let Set (refrigerating helps to speed set up time)
Note: In the photo I had used Caramel ButterToffee Popcorn which made it waaay too sweet in my opinion. Plain popcorm may work but I fear it will get chewy so I've eliminated it completely. Also; in the photo you will not see any pretzels as I didn't have any at the time, but I think this is a must-have ingredient, I'm definately not forgetting them next time.
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