Friday, December 28, 2012
To make it, you will need one package of almond bark (also called vanilla-flavored candy coating). This can be found in the baking section of the grocery store, near chocolate chips. You will also need one bag (I think the one I used was 10 oz.) of peppermints. Begin by removing peppermints from wrappers and placing them in a large zip top bag. Using a meat mallet, hammer, or heavy rolling pin, crush the peppermints (while in the bag). Next, place almond bark in a large microwave safe bowl. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes, stir, then continue this process until it is completely melted. Pour crushed peppermints into bowl and stir. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Pour bark mixture into pan and spread out with a spatula. Let sit for a few hours or until completely dry. Brake apart into small pieces and enjoy!
Original Chex Party Mix Recipe and make changes as needed. For instance, I usually do not add bagel chips because they can be difficult to find in larger quantities and a little expensive. I also like to substitute cashews for the mixed nuts, but this year I refrained from using nuts at all. My son and some of our friends have peanut allergies, and other nuts can often trigger them. So. I just used the 3 different types of Chex cereal and pretzel sticks. I followed the recipe for everything else.