10 Minute Gift Recipe: Christmas Crack
I'm spinning in for a quick recipe that I'm DEAD chuffed to have nailed. This stuff has been a staple of our Canadian Christmases for as long as I can remember and this year I decided to stop pretending it could only be made in Canada and have a go myself. Some people call it Chex Mix, some call it Christmas Mix, or Christmas Trail Mix. I call it Christmas Crack because this stuff is so good it gets into your bones and you will not leave it alone. It's the sweet and salty combination, I think. It's just so moreish.
It's the perfect 10 minute make that you can bag up/tin up and give as a last minute gift - not that you would be frazzled one week before Christmas because you are having a mindful Christmas without over-buying, aren't you?! Anyway, this is perfect for:
+ Anyone with tastebuds
Here we go:
+ 1 Cup of Cheerios
+ 1 Cup of small/mini pretzels or pretzel sticks
+ 3 Cups of Shreddies
+ 1 Cup of Salted Peanuts
+ 1 Cup of M&M's
+ 300 grams of White Chocolate
+ Simply chuck all the ingredients, except for the M&M's and the chocolate into a big bowl and give it a good mix-up.
+ Remove 2/3rds of the mix into another bowl and pour some melted chocolate into the bowl with the remaining 3rd, stirring until all the mix is covered.
+ Gradually add the other 2/3rd's, adding the melted chocolate as you go so that you get an even covering on the whole mix.
+ Give the mix a minute to cool and then add in the M&M's and stir again to give them a light coating as well (chocolate inside, chocolate shell and then MORE chocolate....WHAT?!).
+ Lay out some baking paper on a flat surface and spread the mix out to cool and harden.
+ Break it up and package it up whatever way your heart desires and try your best to give it away before you eat it all!
You've been warned.