December 8, 2012

Reindeer Food

A coworker shared this treat last year, and I couldn't wait to break it out again for the holidays.  Easy, so tasty to munch on with a handful here and there, and it makes a nice little gift when visiting people for Christmas parties or just stopping in to say hi.  Go ahead and make it.  Right now!

Ingredients (yay for 3 ingredient treats!)
  • 6 cups Rice Chex or Chocolate Chex cereal
  • 12 oz (1 bag) white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy canes (3 regular size, unwrapped)

  1. Lay out a piece of wax paper on counter or cookie sheet.
  2. Place cereal in a large bowl.  Crush candy canes.  I like to put mine in a ziplock bag and use the bottom of a glass to break them up.
  3. In a microwaveable bowl, microwave white chocolate uncovered on high at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is smooth and creamy.  Stir in half the crushed candy canes.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly to coat.  
  5. Spread mix in a single layer on wax paper.  Immediately sprinkle with remaining candy cane pieces while mixture is still warm.
  6. Let stand until set, about 20 minutes.  Resist eating warm stragglers.  I dare you.  Gently break up mix and store in an airtight container.  I like to set mine in wax paper in holiday tins when I give it as a gift.

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