Thursday, December 2, 2010
Reindeer Food (aka White Chocolate Party Mix)
3 c. Rice Chex
3 c. Corn Chex
3 c. Cheerios
10 oz. package of miniature pretzels
2-3 cups of your favorite nuts (I like walnut and pecan pieces)
12 oz. - 1lb. bag of M&Ms (use holiday M&Ms if available)
Anything else you want to throw into the mix.
In extra large bowl or pot, stir together all the ingredients listed above. Set aside.
2 12-14 oz. bags White Chocolate Chips, or white candy-making wafers. You can also use white-vanilla chips.
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
In a double boiler, or another large bowl set over a pot of simmering water (or in the microwave following package directions), melt two bags of white chocolate morsels with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, stirring until completely melted. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the boiling water and that no water gets into the melting pot -- it can seize up the chocolate beyond repair. When completely melted, pour white coating over cereal mixture, stirring very thoroughly until it is evenly distributed and the trail mix looks like it's been coated in snow. Spread out on cookie sheets, foil, or wax or parchment paper until cooled. Pack in containers.
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