Mixin’ It Up for the Holidays


Gingerbread Chex® Mix, just one of dozens or recipes available on the Chex® Mix site.

I rarely have visions of sugarplums dancing in my head. But I do love the special snacks available around the holidays and my favorites tend to include a mixture of savory and sweet.

Chex Party Mix is always one of my favorites and this year, Chex has introduced even more ways to enjoy the yummy, crunchy cereal. I never knew there are dozens of recipes on their site — everything from Chai Crunch to Chex® Cajun Kick to Chili-Lime Chex® Mix.

Here are just two holiday-themed ones that are perfect for that office party or to make and share with the neighbors. Just be sure to make extra for your family.

Be sure to see the other recipes for Peppermint and Chocolate Chex® Mix, White Fantasy Clusters and Snickerdoodle Chex® Mix, just to name a few.

Gingerbread Chex® Mix

Makes 8 cups

3 cups Apple Cinnamon Chex® cereal

3 cups Wheat Chex® cereal

1 cup fancy mixed nuts

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup light molasses

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 cup chewy cinnamon candy

  1. In large microwaveable bowl, mix cereals and nuts; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
  2. In 2-cup microwaveable measuring cup, microwave butter until melted. Stir in brown sugar, molasses and spices uncovered on High about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until mixture is boiling; stir. Pour over cereals and nuts until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave uncovered on High 3 to 4 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl every minute, or until cereal just begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 5 minutes. Stir in cinnamon candies. Store in airtight container.

A mixture of sugar cookies and Chex® Mix – what could be better?

Sugar Cookie Chex® Party Mix

6 cups Rice Chex® cereal

1.4 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons corn syrup

2 teaspoons pure vanilla

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 ounce white baking chocolate or 1.4 cup vanilla milk chips

1-2 teaspoons colored edible glitter or sugar sprinkles

1. Measure cereal in large microwaveable bowl. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.

2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High 30 seconds or until melted. Add sugar and corn syrup; microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds until mixture is heated and can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.

3. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after1 minute. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; mix well.

4. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Microwave white chocolate on High 30 seconds or until it can be stirred smooth; drizzle over top; sprinkle with edible glitter or colored candies.

Jan Schroder

This entry was published on December 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm. It’s filed under Recipes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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