Cookies are a time-honored holiday tradition for most of us. Some of the best cookies made all year by anyone are those made in celebration of the holidays, and it is during this time of the year that we collectively throw our weight management plans out the window–hence all of those weight loss-oriented New Year’s resolutions. When I was a kid, I knew it was time to start getting really excited for Christmas when my grandmother started the holiday baking. By the time she was through, we would have several containers full of a variety of different cookies, and they lasted well into the new year.
The art of baking the perfect holiday cookie is pretty much lost on me as an adult. Me and baking is very hit or miss, but I still wanted to make something delicious and sweet to indulge in while celebrating the holidays with my family. This holiday season, Chex encouraged people to mix it up and replace the traditional cookie swap with a Chex Party Mix-Change, and since I didn’t want to set myself up for failure by attempting to make my own homemade holiday cookies this year (maybe next year!), I jumped right on board.
I received an awesome prize pack to help get my Chex Party Mix-Change started, which included 2 boxes of Chex cereal, 10 red takeout containers, 5 featured Chex Party Mix recipe cards, and a $20 gift card to purchase recipe ingredients.
Making Chex Party Mix is incredibly simple; in fact, it is so easy that with guidance through the recipe instructions, my 6-year-old stepdaughter made the Chex PB and Chocolate Blast party mix nearly all on her own.
Prep/Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 22 (1/2 cup each)
You Will Need
- 6 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 1 cup white vanilla baking chips (8 oz.)
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup red and green candy-coated chocolate candies
- 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
Before combining the candy and peanuts, I microwaved the white vanilla baking chips and peanut butter chips in separate containers for 5 minutes, just until they were warm enough to be stirred smooth. Then, the mixture was put into two bowls, each containing 3 cups of Rice Chex cereal, and lightly stirred until the cereal was lightly and thoroughly coated. After being placed in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to set, I broke the cereal apart into bite-size pieces and had my stepdaughter place handfuls of the cereal into each of the takeout containers.
Then, she also filled the containers (which she had already written the names of the recipients of our Chex Party Mix on) with the red and green candies and dry-roasted peanuts. After a light shake to mix up all of the ingredients, our Chex PB and Chocolate Blast party mix was done and ready to be gifted and enjoyed!
So simple, and incredibly delicious! I actually enjoyed the Chex Party Mix we made at home a whole lot more than any bag of pre-made Chex Party Mix I have had before–and I’ve tried quite a few of them.
MyBlogSpark has generously provided us with the opportunity to give away an additional Chex Party Mix-Change prize pack to one lucky Woman Tribune reader. Included in the prize pack are 2 boxes of Chex cereal to create Chex Party Mix recipes, 5 featured Chex Party Mix recipes (Original Chex Party Mix, Chex PB and Chocolate Blast, Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch, Hot Buttered Yum Chex Mix, and Chex Caramel Chocolate Drizzles), 10 takeout containers, and a $20 gift card to purchase recipe ingredients and decorating supplies.
Prize pack, information, and giveaway were provided by Chex through MyBlogSpark. No other compensation was received, and opinions are my own.