This recipe comes from a new dear friend of mine from church, we'll call her "C". C and I were asked to coordinate the food for a big weekend church event. This was the first time I helped coordinate such a big occasion, but C had done it many times, so I was able to learn a lot from her! One of the best things I took away from this experience was this recipe. For the Friday evening session, C and I made dessert for 150 women. While we served mini cupcakes, brownie bites and tartlettes, C was brilliant in also putting together a big batch of this mix for the guests to enjoy.
I immediately decided I wanted to make this mix myself and thought it would be perfect to give to our pumpkin party guests as favors. So, I headed to the Dollar Tree and bought some cheap (yet cute!) pumpkin shaped favor bags. It was a quick recipe to whip up and portion out to 25 favors. You can serve it in favor bags like I did, or just set it out in a big bowl. Even better...this mix can be used for any event and the ingredients can easily be altered to include your favorite candies!
White Chocolate Chex Mix
5 cups Cheerios
5 cups Corn Chex
2 cups peanuts (optional)
10 oz bag small twist pretzels
1 big bag of M&M's (I used the dark chocolate kind)
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 (12 oz) bags Nestle Premier White Morsels
In a big mixing bowl, mix the cheerios, corn chex, peanuts, pretzels and M&M's.
Melt the vegetable oil and white morsels together in a double-boiler (or a heat-proof bowl over simmering water) and pour over chex mix. Mix with wooden spoon or if the bowl has a lid, shake the bowl to mix. If desired, lay out on wax paper to dry or just let dry in bowl without lid on.
Source: "C", Friend of Pennies on a Platter
Penny Says: Use generic brand cereal to save money! I was able to save a couple of dollars by buying the generic brand and there was no difference to the taste!