Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Celebrate the Season with Chex and Southern Fried Bride's "Half Moon Chex Mix"

I'm a big fan of Chex Mix snacks, both savory and sweet, especially this time of year. Recently, I received a wonderful prize pack provided by Chex through MyBlogSpark. I set out to create a new Chex Mix recipe and I chose a take on a favorite Southern treat, Moon Pies in banana flavor. I had so much fun shopping at the grocery store for my ingredients. Marshmallow... graham cracker... and banana goodness in a Chex Mix. I paired this recipe with Rice Chex cereal.

It made the perfect snack, as well as the perfect excuse to host a party with loved ones. I boxed the mix up and served it to guests in holiday red boxes.  

                Take a look at what the guests found inside the box:

"Half Moon Chex Mix"

8 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
4 graham cracker squares, crushed
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon banana extract
1 drop yellow food coloring

In large microwaveable bowl, place cereal. Set aside. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave marshmallow creme uncovered on High about 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds, until creme is melted and can be stirred smooth. Add graham crackers and stir until well-blended. Stir; pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring after every minute. Pour mixture on wax paper-covered cookie sheet to cool. In small microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate chips uncovered on High about 1 minute or until white chocolate can be stirred smooth. Add banana extract. Add 1 drop of yellow food color. Stir until well-blended. Drizzle over cereal mixture. Refrigerate until set. Enjoy! Store any remaining mixture in airtight container.

Chex Mix can make the perfect snack for yourself, your family or party. You can go to the Chex Mix website here to find  a multitude of recipes, both savory and sweet, with endless flavor possibilities for making special memories.

FTC Disclaimer: The product, prize pack, information, and giveaway have all been provided by Chex through MyBlogSpark.


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  2. This is wonderful my friend thanks for sharing it with me. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

  3. Mmm sounds yummy! I make a Christmas treat we call puppy chow with chex mix, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. I'm going to have to give this one a try too!

  4. No way!! You are so stinkin' creative! I LOVE moon pies. I will DEFINITELY be making this to take on our road trip to Memphis!!! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  5. I still have some neighbors I need to give a special holiday treat to and this is perfect! Well, if I don't eat it all myself! I even bought some of those treat boxes. I just didn't know what I was going to put into them until now. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks delicious! I may have to make some.

    ~The Clumsy Coquette

  7. Yum! Cute idea to hand it out in those gift boxes. ^.^

    Btw, thank you so fairy much for participating in my last seasonal blog hop. I hope you'll come join the Winter Blog Hop fun, too.

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  9. I love chex mix - and puppy chow - but I've never heard of chex mix with banana! You're blowing my mind.