i thought i'd share a very simple non-cook recipe with you today. it is a wonderful candied trail mix of sorts. this is a recipe i hold dear to my heart (and my tummy) because every christmas- past a very cherished neighbor (and fellow-gardener -who passed away last year) brought me a batch of this yummy, crunchy, perfect blend of sweet and salty mix. her memories live on in my thoughts and heart and i now have the privilege to carry on her tradition of gifting our fellow neighbors with a batch of this christmas treat.
White Chocolate Party Mix
1 14 oz. package peanut M & M's
1 9 oz. pkg butter-flavored pretzels (i use Snyder's Butter Snaps)
5 cps Cheerios
5 cps Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex (combined)
1 24 oz package almond bark coating
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large container. Set aside.
Microwave almond bark coating in a microwave-safe dish at High 1 minute, stirring once. Microwave at High for 1 more minute; stir until coating is smooth.
Pour melted coating over cereal mixture, stirring to combine. Spread onto wax or parchment paper, and let cool 30 minutes.
Break apart, and store candy in an airtight container. Mix can be frozen up to 1 month.
Yields: 3 pounds
i have found this mix much easier to package, carry and deliver than cookies that sometimes get broken. (not that i don't make my fair share of cookies to distribute as well.) i bag up these goodies into decorated cellophane baggies and gift them to neighbors, fellow workers, hubbies' office help, hairdresser, family, friends, and just about anyone else i want to share a little christmas cheer with ... AND it is a big hit at parties and gatherings served from an open dish.
now if i could just get to all that christmas wrapping ...