In the continual quest of finding new adventures for our Elf On The Shelf, we thought to ourselves, “What if our elf was hungry?” So when we found the recipe for Elf On The Shelf Elf Food on the Chex website, we knew that would be one we needed to try.
Who doesn’t love a yummy, home made Chex mix? Sure the ready made one at the store is great, but with all the different recipes online, why not try one out? There’s a party Chex Mix recipe to suit every taste, from spicy to sweet. This Elf Food Chex Mix is definitely on the sweet side and it was super easy- we did it all with just the microwave!
- ½ cup white vanilla baking chips
- ½ cup miniature pretzels
- 4 tablespoons candy sprinkles
- 3 cups Corn Chex™ and 3 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
- ⅓ cup butter
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- ⅓ cup miniature candy shelled chocolate candies
- In small microwavable bowl, melt white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds or until they can be stirred smooth. Stir in pretzels. Spread on waxed paper in single layer; top with sprinkles. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Break into pieces; reserve.
- Meanwhile, place Chex cereal in large microwavable bowl.
- In 2-cup glass measuring cup, melt butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and maple syrup; microwave uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until mixture is boiling. Pour over Chex cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated.
- Microwave Chex cereal mixture uncovered on High 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every minute, until mixture just begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces. Stir in reserved pretzel pieces. Store in airtight container.
Didn’t it come out cute? After we we were done, we packed it in Ziplock bags to keep it fresh, but would you believe that in the middle of the night, that sneaky Elf of ours snuck into those Ziplock bags of Elf Food and started munching away? We caught him “Elf handed” the next morning and he didn’t seem the least bit sorry!
What fun Chex Mix recipe are you in the mood for? If you hurry over to the Publix coupon page right now, there’s some great coupons right now including Buy 2 Chex cereals and get 1 free Ziploc brand bag or container (up to $3.29).
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