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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday Gifts Made Delicious #LMDconnector

Homemade and gifts made with love are my favourite to give and get.

Just yesterday, as I was laid up in bed with the flu, my dear neighbour brought a tin of holiday fudge and bark to my door.  Just the care and consideration made me perk up.  Sharing some kitchen love is a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer. 

Chex Holiday Mix (gluten free)

What you need to make this festive mix ~
  • 4.5 cups of  Honey Nut Chex cereal
  • 4.5 cups of Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cup of cashews or peanuts
  • 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds

How to make the mix ~

In a large microwave safe bowl mix together the cereal and nuts

In a 2 cup microwave safe measuring cup, mix brown sugar, butter and honey on high about 1.5 minutes until the mixture comes to a boil.  Stir the butter mixture over the cereal and stir to coat.

Microwave uncovered for four minutes on high, stirring every minute.

Stir in cranberries and sesame seeds.  Microwave an additional three minutes, stirring every minute.

Spread on waxed paper to cool, then store in an airtight container.

Look for recipes on  Chex cereal boxes

Brown sugar, butter and honey mixture prepared in the microwave, poured over the cereal mixture

Mixed and oven ready

Package in festive bags or containers for giving
I made a couple of adjustments to the original recipe.  I baked my mixture in the oven instead of microwaving it.  I did microwave the butter mixture and then poured it over the cereal.  I mixed it well and popped it in an oven for 10 minutes at 325F.  After the first 10 minutes I stirred it gently and put it back in for another 10 minutes.  Upon taking it out of the oven I let it cool and then packaged it up for gifting to my neighbours, teachers, and bus driver.

Enjoy Chex Mix this Holiday

Find this recipe and other Chex Mix Recipes at www.chexcanada.com.  There are many to chose from, and sure to suit every taste and preference.

Life Made Delicious on Facebook

  • For the first half of December (Dec. 3-15) Pillsbury took over the Facebook page with the ‘12 days of Holiday Cookie Ideas’! 
  • For the second half of December (17-31) Betty Crocker will be taking over the LMD Facebook page. Be sure to check out what “our little secret helper” for the holidays is up to, and if she’s got any tricks up her apron to help us all out this season.

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Maarten Gubbens said...
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Paula Schuck said...

Oh yum yum. I have unbelievably never ever made this. I may have to this year . It looks so good!

Andrew Pham (apham17) said...

don't mind at all, as long as its not a constant habit :)

Mom vs. the boys said...

that looks yummy, I bet the boys would like that for our long drive the grandparents at christmas

NPC said...

MMMM. *homer drool* that looks so delicious. I need to make this, my Hubby is a huge fan and would love this!

Mama Ash said...

Looks like a great recipe!

Cheryl Kirkness said...

Oh yum - that looks really good! I am a HUGE sweets fan but this looks like a great alternative to the regular Christmas squares and cookies.

Mommy Moment said...

Looks good, I'll have to give this recipe a try! I bet my girls would love to help with making (and eating) it!

Aeryn Lynne said...

LOVE trail mixes, and that one sure fits the holiday spirit! Will definitely have to try this one out, particularly since its gluten free, WOOT! :)