Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas crack.

My aunt used to make some type of holiday chex mix with white chocolate that she called Bad Ass Trail Mix.  (My siblings and I also referred to it as the Fat Ass Trail Mix because we couldn't stop eating it.)  This year I decided to give the recipe a shot, but I can't totally remember everything that was in it.  So this may be close, but it may be missing some things too.  Here is what I'm sure of:  it makes a HUGE amount.  As in so much I'm not quite sure what I will do with it all.  I wonder if it will freeze?  I may have to try that.

I'm calling this mixture Christmas Crack.  It has enough salt to cut the sweetness and it's hard to stop eating it.

1 box of Corn Chex cereal
1 container of peanuts
1 bag of pretzel sticks
1 bag of chocolate m&ms
1 block of almond bark or white chocolate

Mix the cereal, pretzels, m&ms and peanuts in a large bowl.  Melt the chocolate in a glass dish by microwaving it for 30 seconds, then stirring and microwaving for another 30 seconds if necessary. (Don't just put the dish in the microwave for a couple of minutes to melt it in one session - this generally scalds the chocolate and ruins the consistency.)  Let the chocolate cool a few minutes, then pour it over the top of the cereal mixture and toss until covered.  Pour all of it out onto cookie sheets lined with waxed paper, allow it to cool, then break it apart and put it in tupperware containers to store.  

1 comment:

  1. Well, this looks delicious! I'm going to have to give it a try!