My sister, Peggy Wolff, of Burnsville, MN, recreated this recipe and posted this beautiful picture of it. Now if she can just help me get such beautiful pictures!
This is a festive snack that mixes white and dark chocolate, salty nuts and crisp Rice Chex cereal, along with the popular Valentine’s Day M & M’s. It goes together in minutes without the need for an oven and it’s gluten free!
This would be a fun idea to bring to school. Fill baggies with the mix and tie with red ribbons.
8 cups rice Chex cereal
1 ¼ cups white chocolate baking chips
1 ¼ cup chocolate chips – dark or semi sweet
1 ¼ cup salted nuts – any variety
1 cup Valentine’s Day M & M’s
Cover two bar pans with wax paper or parchment paper
Melt the white chips in the microwave.
Place 4 cups of cereal in a bowl.
Pour the white chips over the cereal and mix to coat them. Don’t worry about getting each piece coated.
Spread out on the bar pan. Use a fork to break them into smaller clumps.
Chill in the fridge or in a cool place for five minutes. Keep the crows away if you chill outside!
Melt the chocolate chips.
Pour chips over remaining 4 cups of cereal, mix and spread onto the other bar pan.
Chill in the fridge or in a cool place for five minutes.
Put the nuts and candy in a larger bowl and blend.
When the cereal is chilled, pour both into the bowl with the nuts and candy.
Fold together gently.
Eat and enjoy. This is a crunchy, sweet-salty snack that is easy to love. The Valentine’s Day M & M’s add a burst of color to the white and dark chocolate covered cereal clumps. The salty nuts add crunch and contrasting flavors.