Some things don’t last long in our house.
Pillows that are actually on the sofa. Picture perfect rooms. Hershey’s kisses. Chex cereal mix.
So you can imagine what happens when we combine Hershey’s kisses with Chex cereal. Blink, and it’s gone. (Pillows and picture perfect rooms have nothing to do with this post, but I thought I’d keep it real for you and admit that the decor is usually in disarray.)
We call this combo Santa’s Minty Mix. The concoction is a creation dreamed up entirely by my 6-year-old son, Jackson. I’m going to make the pronouncement here: that boy has a future in snack food.
Last week, I came home from Target with two bags of white chocolate peppermint Hershey’s kisses, plus the fixings to make Chex Mix.
Well, Jackson decided to needed to make a Christmas version of my Candy-Coated Autumn Mix. Here’s what he dreamed up:
The chef said I could share the recipe with you.
Santa’s Minty Mix
Measure out two types of cereal, broken pretzel pieces, M&Ms and peppermint marshmallows in a large bowl.
Unwrap Hershey’s kisses and combine with white chocolate chips in a large, microwave safe bowl.
Melt Hershey’s kisses and white chocolate chips in the microwave on 50 percent power.
Start out in 30 second increments, removing and stirring well until chocolate is melted. Do not overcook, as chocolate could become unusable.
When chocolate is melted, add cereal and other ingredients to the bowl. Stir to coat.
Cool on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow chocolate to cool and harden. Break cereal mix into pieces and enjoy.
You can store this is an airtight container. I don’t know how long it will last, though, because it never lasts very long in our house.
The chef wants to make it very clear that it’s important to break those pretzel twists into small pieces that resemble reindeer antlers.
Santa would probably like this alongside his milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.
If it lasts that long.
Oops, better make another batch!
If you haven’t, don’t forget to link up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations party I’m hosting with these fabulous bloggers:
- Shirley from Housepitality Designs
- Laura from Top This Top That
- Barb from The Everyday Home
- Suzy from Worthing Court