The girls have been invited over to their friends house for a get together right before Valentines. Nothing stirs up an idea for treats like a get together that can brought along to share with everyone. And the girls will use any excuse to get in the kitchen and make yummy, simple things to eat, especially sweet treats.
So let's get all the ingredients needed and get started to show how easy this is to make.
We doubled everything you see here (plus a box of powdered sugar) for the number of people we have on our list. (about 12 people if doubled)
- 1 box of Rice Chex mix
- 1/2 box of powdered sugar
- 1 bag of white chocolate chips
- 1 bag of Wilton Red Candy melts
- 1 or 2 containers of decorative Valentine themed sprinkles
- 1 box Strawberry flavored cake mix
- treat bags
First you want to find a microwave safe bowl to melt the chocolate in.
Pour the entire bag of white chocolate chips into the bowl and microwave for 1 minute at a time until all is melted. We did 1 1/2 minutes total. Remove bowl from the microwave, get a good metal spoon to stir the Chex (about half the box) into the white chocolate. (We have found that spatulas just don't get under the Chex well enough to coat with the chocolate without having a lot of broken bits of the cereal in the bowl from using the spatulas). Pour the desired amount of sprinkles into the mixture and stir again to make sure they are distributed well.
Then start sprinkling the mixture with the powdered sugar and stir to make sure that all the pieces are coated as well as possible. If done right there shouldn't be big clumps of chocolate covered Chex. You should start to see individuals pieces being coated. Add more powdered sugar as needed until you feel there is good coverage over all the pieces.
I transferred this mixture to another bowl and used the plastic bowl for the next batch and melted the Red Candy Melts just as the white chocolate chips were melted. Toss in the remaining Chex mix as you did with the first batch. We did not put sprinkles in with the second batch just because you can't see them as well with the red melted candy. Toss this batch with the Strawberry Cake Mix just as you did with the powdered sugar in the first batch, until all the pieces are coated well. When finished coating both batches, add 1/2 bag of M&M's to each batch, toss well and places equal amounts into each of treat bags.
Since we have an abundance of yarn around our house, each bag was tied off with Red, White and Pink yarn to keep all the yummy treats safe and sound until they reach their recipients. Plus it keeps me from eating it all.
This whole project is super simple to make and takes no time at all. It's fun for the kids to help with. And it's pretty great to look at with all the holiday colors mingling around in each bag. It won't disappoint.
This guest post was written and submitted by Kar of Simply-Kar. Kar is a wife, mom, grandma, avid quilter and crafter. And did I mention she bakes the yummiest treats? If you're not already subscribed to her blog, you might want to rush right over!