Here’s one last holiday themed post in case you’re still looking for an easy, homemade gift that won’t break the bank. I liked this recipe so much that I plan on making it again for The Mistah and I and Santa to snack on.
Adapted from Savory Sweet Life
BAH Note: As much as I like the all Chex version that Alice posted, and that we already packaged and sent out, I think it needs a salty component. Use whatever combination of Chex you like. Alice included wheat in addition to the corn and rice Chex. I decided to leave wheat out of mine. Also, I found it easier to use my hands to combine the melted chocolate, peanut butter, and butter with the cereal. Yes, it’s messy as hell but I think it kept more of the cereal squares from breaking. Be sure to use a big enough bowl so that you have enough room to get in there and really mix things up.
- 7 cups of Corn and Rice Chex cereal, combined
- 2 cups thin pretzel sticks or small pretzels
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided
Measure out the cereal and pretzels into a large bowl and set aside.
Combine the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.
Pour the melted mixture over the cereal and pretzels and gently stir to combine until the cereal is evenly coated. Divide the coated cereal between two 1 gallon zip top bags and add half of the powdered sugar to each bag. Seal the bags and gently shake until the powdered sugar evenly coats the cereal.
Spread the cereal on a parchment lined sheet pan to set up and then package in airtight containers.