Melissa's Cuisine: White Chocolate Santa Mix

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

White Chocolate Santa Mix



I was honored to share this recipe as part of the Bake, Craft and Sew along a couple weeks ago at A Southern Fairytale.  You can still enter the giveaway today here.  Now I'm happy to share it here in case you missed it...

We're 19 days from Christmas! Do you have your Christmas shopping done?

No?  Me neither!  But let's forget about Christmas shopping for a few minutes and talk about something much more exciting--White Chocolate Santa Mix!  This is a fantastic snack to make and have on hand for all your Christmas parties.  It would also make a fun Christmas gift. (hint hint)

If you have children, I think this would be a fun treat to make with them.  The most time consuming part is making the little Santa hats, but the end result is worth it!

White Chocolate Santa Mix

Makes about 20 servings

Ingredients:
1/2 cup red chocolate candy melts
1 cup Bugles
mini dehydrated marshmallows, if desired
2 cups Chex cereal
2 cups Cheerios cereal
2 cups popped popcorn
2 cups pretzels
1 cup Christmas M&Ms
1-1/2 cups white chocolate candy melts

1.  In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the red chocolate candy melts in the microwave.  I microwave for 30 seconds, then stir.  Then return to the microwave in 15 second increments until the chocolate is melted.

2.  Using a fork, dip the Bugles into the red chocolate and place coated Bugles on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Allow the red chocolate to harden.

3.  In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate candy melts in the microwave following the directions in step 1.

4.  Dip the wide end of the Bugles into the white chocolate to form the brim of the Santa hat.  Return to the wax paper lined cookie sheet.

5.  When the white chocolate has hardened, dip the tops of each hat into the white chocolate to form the pom-pom at the top of the hat. 

6.  If desired, place a mini marshmallow on top of the white chocolate.  Return the hats to the lined cookie sheet to dry.

7.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the Chex, Cheerios, popcorn, pretzels, and M&Ms.

8.  Pour melted white chocolate over the mixture and stir to coat thoroughly.

9.  Spread the chocolate coated mixture in an even layer onto 2 wax paper lined cookie sheets.  Sprinkle the Santa hats on top.

10.  Allow the white chocolate to cool completely before breaking the mixture apart and storing in an airtight container.

12 comments:

  1. This looks so good I just had to tweet it!

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  2. Yum! My kiddos would love this and I love that its so festive!

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  3. These are wonderful! And the Santa hats do indeed make all the difference. I'd love for you to share this at Tuesday's Table for the Holidays - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/12/tuesdays-table-countdown-to-christmas.html!

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  4. I already follow your blog (I think in every way possible), but I definitely need to leave more comments. This is such a cute mix! I love the Santa hats :)

    Stopping by from BYB Blog Hop!
    http://fantasticalsharingofrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oh my Melissa, what a fun mix. I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays link party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

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  6. Melissa, this is a fabulous Santa Mix for Christmas, I can't wait to try it. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this recipe this week at Tuesday's Table! This is just so cute - thanks for sharing! Please stop by and grab a button if you like.

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  8. Melissa,
    This looks great! I love making treats like this to give to family at the holiday's. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :) Have a great week.
    Michelle

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  9. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy you new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Hi Melissa, What a festive party mix, looks amazing. If you don't mind, I'd love if you'd link these up (and any other dessert creations) on Sugar & Slice Sunday link party. Each week Sunday-Thursday.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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