Monday, January 20, 2014

Apple Pie Chex Mix

Hey Hey Everyone! Go Broncos! That was an awesome game yesterday! Peyton may not be in Indiana anymore, but I'm still a huge fan of his. We're really big football fans in general around here. My whole family has been Colts fans since as long as I can remember, and lucky for me I married a huge Colts fan too! :) Yesterday Hubby and I decided to have a few friends over to watch the games and enjoy some fun snacks I made. We ended up playing some board games while watching the games too. I forgot how much fun Clue is. It was a really great day!

This week most of my recipes will be of the yummy treats I made for our football party. Today's recipe is my Apple Pie Chex Mix! (Find the original recipe here)
This snack is so amazing. It tastes just like an apple pie, only with white chocolate instead of ice cream and it fits in your hand easily :) Plus its a no-bake! All you need is a microwave. First you'll stir up your cereal with the sugar butter and lay it flat. Then top with crushed apple chips and drizzle with melted white chocolate. Pop in the fridge until you're ready to serve!

This stuff is so addicting. It's one of those treats that people might hesitate to try because they aren't a big fan of white chocolate, or they don't really like walnuts, but then they'll finally give in and try a little handful. Then a little more, then a little bigger handful, and before they know it they're grabbing two fistfuls at a time! Ok it's not that extreme, but you get the picture.
Ingredients:


3 Cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
3 Cups Rice Chex cereal
1/2 Cup crushed walnut pieces
1/4 Cup butter or margarine
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups dried apple chips, crumbled up
1 cup white chocolate baking chips
3 tsp shortening

Directions:
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together the two cereals and the walnuts in a large bowl. Set aside. In a 2-cup measuring cup melt the butter, then stir in the sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and microwave for another minute (or until bubbling). Add in the vanilla and pour over cereal mix, stirring until coated. 

Microwave cereal mix for four minutes, stopping after each minute to stir up the mixture. Lay the cereal flat on the baking sheet and top with the crumbled apple chips. Melt together the white chocolate chips and the shortening for about 60 seconds, or until smooth enough to drizzle easily. Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate onto the cereal and apples. Refrigerate for at least one hour, or even overnight, before serving. Break apart and enjoy!

These are the bowls I use for this recipe.

This is the best chocolate (I think) to work with:

And just in case you need a baking sheet:

What are your plans for the Super Bowl? Are you hosting a party or attending a party? Or are you like "What's football?" :)

30 comments:

  1. Yummy! I love all things apple pie. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh yummy!
    What a great treat! Thanks for sharing it at THE SCOOP!

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  3. this looks so delicious. I love apple pie, I have got to make this

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  4. Delicious! I wish I could have it to munch on right now. I know it must be so scrumptious.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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  5. Oh my goodness.............. this looks so good and so addicting!!!! Love the idea of the apple pie flavor here!!!! Sounds soooo good!!!

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  6. I've never seen this version before! Holy yum! Pinned! Happy to have found your from The DIY Dreamer link up!

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  7. Yummy!! I'd happily snack on that anytime!!

    Thanks for sharing at From Dream To Reality! :)

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  8. ..this looks absolutely scrumptious! Can't wait to try this! ..found you through feedingbig.com.

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  9. I'll have to double it because the first bowl will be just for me! Sounds and looks so good! Pinned! Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

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  10. This is so yummy! My daughter will love it. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

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  11. This sounds pretty tasty, and I've got to make some.

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  12. Your apple pie chex mix looks wonderful! I pinned it! Thanks for linking up at Saturday Dishes.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  13. This sounds oh, so good! I wish I had some right now. It will be perfect for the Super Bowl party! I'd love if you would stop by and link this and anything else you'd like to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Linky Party! You can link sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, crafts, parties, anything that says "Super Bowl" to you!! http://bit.ly/Lvc0q2

    Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for the invite Teri! Linked up and am a huge fan/follower of yours. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  14. OMG! Girlie! I am SO glad you linked this wonderful recipe up to the Tasty Tuesdays Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! Have a terrific week! ;) And thanks for hosting Happiness Is Homemade Party! You are rockin!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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  15. I have seen all kinds of chex mix recipe's but this is definitely a first. How did you come up with this?Thank you for joining us on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

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  16. Saving this recipe to try. Can't wait! :)

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  17. I am pretty sure this is what my son is taking to school on Monday for his snack day. I'll have to leave out the walnuts but I am sure it will still be just as amazing.

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  18. This sounds and looks nothing short of yumtastic!
    Thanks for stopping by Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope to see you again next week.

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  19. Seriously, I want to drown my face in a bowl of this stuff...Yum!

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    1. Lynn your comment keeps making me laugh out loud...mostly because that's exactly how I feel about this mix. Thanks for the good laugh. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  20. I can't wait to try this awesome Apple Pie Chex Mix, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  21. OH. MY. WORD! My kids LOVE the Chex Mix Muddy Buddies but wait until I make them THESE! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing this at our Super Saturday Link Party! Deb

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  22. Looks so tasty!!! :) Thank you for linking up at the Weekend re-Treat Link Party!

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  23. OMG this sounds amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase! I'm gonna pin this one to our talent board.

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow! This sounds yummy! I add a bit of cardamom to my apple pie, too. Might wanna try this recipe with it, as well! Thanks so much for sharing this in Tell Me About It Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing what you share next week!

    Warmly,
    Lilah

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  25. Oh my gosh, this sounds so delicious, definitely need to try it! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Creativity Unleashed party, I'm pinning this for sure!

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  26. THANK YOU for this recipe. I love apple pie, but after a recent surgery, I can't eat apples anymore. This recipe is perfect. I get the apple pie flavoring and I can just skip the apple chips and be happy!! You made my day!

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