Ok, I know we’re focusing on our healthy winter recipes right now, but hey, it’s the weekend! Everyone I know loves the chocolatey/peanut buttery deliciousness that is puppy chow, but this recipe puts a peppermint bark spin on it for the holidays. A word of warning: be prepared to love this so much that you’re tempted to eat the whole thing.
-8 c. corn Chex cereal
-14 oz. bag of peppermints
-12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (dairy and gluten free options are out there!)
-2 Tbsp butter or Earth Balance
-1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
-Place peppermints in a food processor and pulse until they’re turned to powder. A few larger pieces are fine and that little crunch tastes wonderful
-Mix together the peppermint dust and powdered sugar and place in a large Ziploc bag
-Combine the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until they’re melted (about a minute and a half), stirring every 15 seconds to avoid burning
-In a large bowl combine the Chex cereal and chocolate mixture, stirring until the Chex are evenly coated
-Transfer the chocolatey Chex into the Ziploc and shake until powdery peppermint and sugar mixture has covered all of the cereal mixture.