Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cooking Thursday

I don't know about you but this time of year means extra baking at our house.  Today I'm sharing a few recipes for snacks that I recently tried.  They're both easy and good!
For more recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

Peppermint Crunch

5 cups Rice Chex cereal
10 ounces melting white chocolate OR vanilla flavored Almond Bark
1 cup crushed candy canes
1 cup powdered sugar 
Pour Chex Cereal into a large bowl.  Melt white chocolate/almond bark according to the package directions.  Pour melted chocolate over cereal, stirring and folding until the cereal is completely covered. Fold in the crushed candy canes
In a large zipped top bag or covered container, add the powdered sugar. Pour the chocolate covered cereal/candy canes into the large bag or container.  Seal the bag or container and shake until all the cereal is coated with the powdered mixture.
Discard excess powder and enjoy.
Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks, if it lasts that long!

Ranch Pretzels

2 bags of pretzels
1 packet of dry ranch dressing 
1 tsp garlic powder or salt
1 bottle of Orville Redebachers popcorn oil, butter flavor
1 huge ziploc bag
Put the pretzels in the large ziploc bag
Pour a little of the oil in the bag
Put dry ranch & garlic powder in oil bottle w/the rest of the oil.  Shake until combined.
Pour oil mixture into ziploc bag. 
Turn bag every 10 min or so until the oil is absorbed.
Put pretzels in a sealed container.


Brenda said...

I know Grace would like the peppermint Chex. We make the Muddie Buddies every year. Can't mess up pb and chocolate!

Mari said...

I saw your daughter and your little bundle of joy at Meijer today. I recognize them from all your pics! Alaina is even more adorbs in person. :o) I creeped on them cuz I knew they wouldn't know who I was. They never even knew I was creepin'...that's how good I am. :o)

Anonymous said...

Great sounding recipes. Thanks and enjoy your day.

Terri said...

gonna be making us some good old fashioned christmas food on Saturday!

Brooke said...

printing this one out for a dirty santa party i'm attending next week!!

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Great to have good snack recipes for the season - thanks :)

Beth Cotell said...

Yum! That Peppermint Crunch sounds really good! My daughter loves peppermint so I may have to give this one a try!

Jenny said...

Oh Mercy Miss Mari! I've now GOT TO HAVE some of that peppermint crunch! Merci beaucoup!

Betsy Brock said...

this sounds really good! And I have all the ingredients! yay! :)

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

peppermint chex look wonderful. I always thought the traditional chex mix was too salty. But sweet is right up my alley! Thank you!