Valentine’s Chex Mix

4 years ago

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My boys are getting very spoiled this Valentine’s Day with all of these sweet treats I keep making.  

The crazy thing of me being a mom to 4 boys is that I have never made Chex Mix before.  I know….. CRAZY!!   It very possibly was my subconscious doing me a favor because this Momma is in LOVE!!!  What a sweet delicious treat.  Did I really say I made this for my boys??  LOL  I may eat it all!  :)  

What you will need:

  1. 8 cups chex mix (I used chex mix and cheerios)
  2. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 6 TBSP butter
  4. 3 TBSP light corn syrup
  5. 1/4 TSP baking soda
  6. chocolate wafers for melting
  7. caramels for melting
  8. m&m’s
  9. conversation hearts
  10. sprinkles, crystals, sugar pearls.. whatever you would like for decorating

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.  Put your chex mix & cheerios into a big bowl.

Add the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup into a microwave safe dish.  Microwave for 1 minute and then take out.  Stir and add in the 1/4 TSP baking soda.  Stir well and return to the microwave for one more minute.  Stir into the chex mix & cheerios and mix well.  Pour mix onto the wax paper, spread it out and let it cool for 15 minutes.   Once cooled break into bite size pieces, I did not do this first but should have.  :)

Look at this deliciousness!

ches mix 1

Once cooled the real fun begins.  I melted my caramels first.  Drizzle melted caramel onto chex mix.  I started to add some sprinkles at this point as well. 

OH MY!!!

chex mix 2

Now melt your chocolate (of course I used pink) and drizzle over you chex mix.  With your chocolate nice and melted it will act as a glue.   This is when you will want to add your M&M’s, conversation hearts and any other sweet candies you want.   Have FUN!

chex mix 4

You can put them in cute cupcake liners or serve however you like.  It will not last long.

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