Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gooey Almond and Coconut Chex Mix

When I saw this recipe on Six Sisters' Stuff I may have drooled all over my keyboard.  Since I had some girlfriends coming over for a little holiday gathering I figured it would make a great gift for share.  Um, they weren't kidding, this stuff IS super addicting!  Luckily I remembered to keep some for myself.  It was super easy to prepare and I was able to get 7 good sized containers out of this recipe.  (and even had enough to snack on in the process!)  If you're looking for something outside of the standard Chex mix treats we're used to, give this one a try.  It's FAB!!

Gooey Almond and Coconut Chex Mix

1 (14 oz-17 oz) box of Rice OR Corn Chex cereal
1 (7 oz) bag of sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cup +/- of almonds (about 1 1/3 cup)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) margarine or butter
1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
1/2 bag +/- of mini marshmallows
Christmas sprinkles (optional)
Dash of salt

Spray a LARGE (the biggest you can find!) bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Pour in the Chex cereal, coconut, and almonds. Gently mix together.

Mix together the sugar, butter, light corn syrup, and dash of salt in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a full boil, turn heat down to medium, and cook for three minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over the cereal mixture in the big bowl and stir evenly.  Gently mix in the mini marshmallows.  (If you add them before, they will melt too much.)

Spread cereal evenly on parchment, shake desired amount of sprinkles on top, and let cool.
Once it cools, you can package it up as you'd like.  I filled containers of holiday Gladware and tied a pretty bow on them to five to friends.  It was a HUGE hit!  Don't forget to keep some for yourself!  Enjoy!

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