Christmas Treats and Spirits….

By December 12, 2016Recipes

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The holidays are in full swing.  In two weeks, Christmas will have come and gone!  Life just moves so fast.

In case you are hosting a holiday party or soiree this year, I have two favorite recipes to share.

The first, a recipe for a chex mix that’s buttery and perfect.  I have a hard time keeping up with the demand.  They eat it as fast as I can make it!

The second, a perfect party punch,  It’s both pretty and it’s tasty.

Cheers!

 

Crispy Chex Mix

Ingredients:

3 cups corn chex

3 cups rice chex

2 cups cheerios (or Toasty’Os Cereal)

2 cups peanuts

2 cups bite-size pretzels

2  1/2 sticks salted butter, melted

4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

2 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions:

Heat oven to 250 degrees.

In large bowl, mix the chex cereals, cheerios, peanuts and pretzels. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a bowl and mix in the worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and a pinch of pepper. Pour the butter over the cereal mixture, tossing well until the cereal mixture is evenly coated.  Spread cereal in an even, single layer on baking sheet.  For this recipe, I used 1 full and 1 half baking sheet.

Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. I try to thoroughly stir each times so that the mixture is evenly coated.  If you want the mix to be extra crispy, cook an additional 15 minutes.  Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

*Do not, I repeat, do not attempt to crisp the chex mix with your oven’s broiler.  I left my husband in charge of the chex mix for the last 15 minutes of baking.  He wanted to try to “crisp it up a bit.”  He turned on the broiler and made a phone call.  Two minutes later he had a fire in the oven and very charred chex mix!  (And a very angry wife!)  He literally threw the pan of chex mix, on fire, in the yard.  The second batch came out perfect with a few extra minutes in the oven.

Recipe found and adapted from www.halfbakedharvest.com.

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*To the best of my ability, I have tried to indicate all ingredients, products and equipment that are available at Johnnies in Bold Print.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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