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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chocolate Chex Mix

I made this on Valentine's Day because I was in the car for a while and had time to think about what my next kitchen creation should be. Don't think and drive!!! This is what happens!!

Chocolate Chex Mix

8 cups Corn Chex cereal
1 11-ounce package Caramel Bits (found in the baking aisle)
1 12-ounce package Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - cut into 4ths (or you can use several of the small bite-sized packages)
1 cup white chocolate chips - melted
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips - melted

Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

Combine cereal and half of the quartered peanut butter cups in a large bowl.

In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt caramel bits with 1 tablespoon of water for 1 minute. Stir. Heat for another minute and stir until melted.

Pour melted caramel over cereal/peanut butter cup mixture and stir until well coated.

Spread mixture onto prepared cookie sheet.

Sprinkle the other half of the quartered peanut butter cups over the coated cereal.

Drizzle melted chocolates over cereal mixture and allow to harden. Break into chunks.

Here's the goodness.

Combine the cereal and half of the peanut butter cups.

Melt the caramel bits....

...then pour over the cereal. Stir to coat then 
spread onto a greased cookie sheet.

Top with the remaining peanut butter cups.

Then drizzle with the melted chocolates. 
Allow it to harden.

Break into chunks then enjoy!!