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Making Christmas Treats with Family!

Making Christmas Treats with Family!

Today was a great day to make Christmas treats with family! Trey and his children came over so we could make Snow Mix and Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Christmas. (The Pretzels were originally a Halloween post, but you can change the sprinkles to make them for Christmas.) Both are delicious treats for both children and adults during the holidays.

The Snow Mix has been a favorite of both family and friends for years! When I was still teaching, I would make a batch or two, bag it up and give it to some of the teachers who helped me with my Christmas Musicals as a gift. THEY LOVED IT!!! In fact, one of my teacher friends commented on Facebook recently about how much she liked it:) I’ve been retired for three years, so I think this shows how really good Snow Mix is.

Making the Snow Mix . . .

The Snow Mix is a delicious snack mix for Christmas and the winter months. It consists of two cereals, round pretzels, M&M’s and almond bark.  And it will keep well for a week in an airtight container.

The process is simple:

  • Pour the cereals and pretzels into a large bowl
  • Add the M&M candies
  • Pour the melted almond bark over all
  • Stir and pour out onto a prepared pan
  • Break into pieces once it has cooled and hardened

Bethany and Trey were making the Snow Mix as gifts, so as they broke it into pieces, they placed it in Christmas gift bags. Everyone I have ever given the Snow Mix to loved it:)

Making the Chocolate Covered Pretzels . . .

Brady had made the Chocolate Covered Pretzels in October for his GT class as a fund-raiser. So, today, he “taught” us how to make them:)

As you can see, we melted the chocolate almond bark, and then poured it into a deep, but narrow plastic container. The grandkids took turns dipping the pretzel rods into the chocolate.

Brady was first, then Benson.

Bethany took her turn!

Even Trey got into the action!

They then laid the chocolate-covered pretzels onto “tin foil” (as Benson said). The last step was to add the sprinkles.

Because we had quite a bit of the melted chocolate almond bark left over, we decided to dip some of the round pretzels in it and then add more sprinkles!

At this point, “Papa Lynn” came to give Bethany some advice on how to add sprinkles!

Bethany made two kinds: one with multi-colored sprinkles, and the other with white balls and gold glitter.

I think Bethany did a great job with the sprinkles and decorating the Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

Which do you like best: The multi-colored sprinkles or the white balls with the edible gold glitter?

Snow Mix Recipe

This recipe was given to Candace by one of her clients and is a “hit” everywhere it is served! A super-delicious snack for the holiday season, or a treat if you are “snowed in” on a winter day!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal squares (Rice Krispies)
  • 1 ½ cups plain toasted oat cereal (Cheerios)
  • 1 cup round pretzels
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (M&M’s)
  • 1 (24-ounce) packages almond bark (depending on how much of the coating you want)

Instructions:

  1. Mix cereals and pretzels together.
  2. Sprinkle candy-coated pieces on top. Stir to mix together.
  3. Melt almond bark in the microwave. Pour over cereal mixture and gently stir until well blended.
  4. Spread out on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Let dry. Break into “chunks” to serve.

You can double or triple the recipe depending on the amount you need.

NOTE:  I have used all “white” candy pieces for “snowy” celebrations, and “red” for Valentine’s Day.  You can purchase these candies in all one color in some candy stores.

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