Friday, December 9, 2011

Tasty Treat Recipe for you or to give as a gift

This wonderful holiday is all about baking and just enjoying the yummy goodness that goes along with it. So we thought every week, we would try to give you a fun recipe or two and maybe throw in some craft ideas to do with your children. Believe us, it will not be complicated. We embrace simple and kid-friendly projects. Have fun and happy baking!

Reindeer Munch
You can give this as a gift in a festive container or leave our for Santa’s helpers
Cooking time: 20 minutes
2 cups bite size square shaped rice cereal such as Chex
2 cups thin pretzel sticks
1 cup salted cocktail peanuts (or soy nuts)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces such as M&Ms
12 oz vanilla flavored candy coating  or white candy melts
Make it:
1.       In a very large bowl combine the cereal, pretzels, peanuts, cranberries and candy pieces; set aside
2.       Chop candy melts, in a medium microwave safe bowl, melt according to package directions. Pour over cereal mixture, and toss to coat.
3.       Spread mixture on a large piece of foil. Let stand until set (about 30 minutes). Break into bite size pieces. Make 12 cups (24 ½-cup serving).

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