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Easy Valentine’s Day Recipe for Kids: Valentine Chex Mix

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My kids are loving cooking with me in the kitchen.  So I wanted to hunt down an easy valentine's day recipe we could make together.  I still have leftover cereal from our holiday Slow Cooker Chex Mix marathons so we made a Valentine Chex Mix to satisfy our sweet tooth.

Valentine Chex Mix from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipe

My kids are finally getting to the age where we can cook together without me having panic attacks.  The kids still make a gigantic mess, but at least I'm not worried about anyone doing any real bodily damage.  We've made sugar cookies together during Christmas and they were more than happy to help mix up some hot chocolate mix.  It was time to move on to a snack.

This is basically a “puppy chow” type of recipe that uses white chocolate chips instead of chocolate chips.  I'm wondering how butterscotch or even cinnamon chips would taste.  It's kind of hard to see in my photos, but you only coat half the cereal with powdered sugar to give it a two tone look.  That didn't really work for us, but the kids don't care because it tasted good.  The batch of Chex Mix lasted about 10 minutes after I fended them off to let me take some pictures.

This would be great packaged up and handed out to friends and family for Valentine's Day!

Valentine Chex Mix from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipe

 

Yield: 4

Easy Valentine Treats: Valentine Chex Mix

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups corn or rice Chex cereal
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Valentine M&Ms
  • Sprinkles or jimmies

Instructions

Put the cereal in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Melt together white chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small pan over low heat, stirring to combine.
Pour the mixture over the cereal in the bowl, stirring to coat the cereal thoroughly.
Put half the cereal in a plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Close bag and shake to coat cereal in the sugar.
Add the sugar coated cereal back in to the mixing bowl.
Stir in desired amount of M&Ms and sprinkles.

Recipe adapted from Make Chex Party Mix.

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14 Comments
  • Brandie (
    February 14, 2013

    I could seriously use some of this right now! Would be a good late-night-working snack. Thanks for linking it up at my Weekend Kitchen Link Party!

  • Kathie
    February 8, 2013

    Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-3

    Kathie

  • Marilyn
    February 8, 2013

    Wow, I’ve never seen pretty chex mix until now! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine’s Day Party!

    Marilyn

  • Sarita
    February 7, 2013

    Put this in airtight container?

    • Camille
      February 7, 2013

      Ours never lasts that long but yes, I’d store it in an air tight container.

  • Sarah Kay
    February 4, 2013

    Hey Camille, do you think I could make it without the peanut butter?

    • Camille
      February 4, 2013

      I think so. I think the peanut butter is just for taste….

  • Julie Moore
    February 2, 2013

    I am a HUGE fan of Chex mixes! This looks beyond yummy! Bookmarking this for later! Thanks for sharing it to our Sweets For My Sweetie link-up! 🙂

    • Camille
      February 3, 2013

      Thanks for a great link up.