Sunday, November 18, 2012
Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Mix
I also have a toddler heading into her THIRD week of colds (that's right colds, I think she caught one, was on the up-swing and caught another one) and since I was trapped at home having a small-ish pity party over all the things I couldn't get out to do I decided to comfort myself with chocolate. It didn't make the whining stop but I for one felt much better.
9 C corn/rice chex cereal (store brand works fine - I used 4 1/2 C of each)
2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C peanut butter
1/2 C butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 C powdered sugar
Measure cereal into one large bowl and set aside.
Melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter in a large microwaveable bowl. Heat in 1 minute increments, stirring after each minute (mine only took 2 minutes). Then add vanilla and stir to mix.
Pour over cereal and toss to coat.
Put 1 1/2 C powdered sugar into your large ziploc and add half the chocolate coated cereal, toss/shake to coat (make sure your bag is zipped but has some air at the top for the mixture to move around). Spread on a cookie sheet to cool. Add remaining 1 1/2 C powdered sugar to your bag and remaining cereal mixture and toss to coat.
I filled 4 quart sized mason jars from this size batch (after what I ate ;-)