Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall and Halloween Chex Mix

A great sweet Chex Mix treat for Halloween.

Halloween Chex Mix

As I write this, it's already the end of October, and... guess what? We finally got some cool temperatures y'all. Sometimes here in the Deep South it takes that long for things to cool down.

I was so happy I made chicken and dumplings on Sunday!

Gonna be a chilly Halloween this year and speaking of that, I decided I needed to make up a batch of Halloween Chex mix. You know, for the grandkids.

Now, y'all know I love me some Chex Mix, although I am most partial to the old original-original savory version myself.

I call it that, "original-original" because the recipe that they tout as the "original" currently on their website is different from the first "original" Chex mix. It's been the way that I've always made it and the way that I like it the best, though occasionally I play around with different versions myself! 
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These days there must be thousands of ways to create a mix using Chex cereals from savory to sweet, and, in fact, Chex has an entire website dedicated to them all!

This version is a variation of one of those and is perfect for fall, or or our sweet indulgent Halloween festivities, although it can easily be adapted to suit other holidays too.

It's certainly sweet, and everybody who eats it says the same thing - it's a little addictive!

This is a great mix for the fall season and for Halloween and it takes no time to throw together. Here's how to make it.

This one starts with Rice Chex cereal, bite-size pretzels (can use twists, sticks, nibblers or pretzel balls) and salted peanuts.

And golden raisins.

I also used white almond bark candy coating, just because it's easy to work with but you can also use white chocolate chips or even a white chocolate baking bar if you like.

Heat over a double boiler or microwave according to package directions until melted and fluid.

Pour over the cereal mixture and toss. 

Candy corn is typical in this mix, but there was nary a bag to be found at the store when I went, so I used some of Brach's Indian Corn mix instead. It's got a touch of cocoa to it and is very tender in comparison to regular candy corn. Not being a huge fan of candy corn, except in small bits like in a mix like this, I really liked this variety! 

I'm also using M&Ms - or you can use Reese’s Pieces, along with some fun mixed orange and black sprinkles and a package Crunch and Munch or Caramel Corn

Add in and give it all a toss.

Change the cereal and the add-ins to your liking.

Chex Mix is always great in a big bowl on any party table. To keep folks from hand dipping back and forth in the mix, be sure to add a couple of serving spoons to your bowl and some small candy cups.

When spooned into bags, this also makes a great party favor too. Just put all the bags into a bowl, or a cauldron by the door, tie with a ribbon and add a cute party related tag if you like.

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