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Chocolate Coffee Toffee Snack Mix
Tuesday 20th of December 2011 10:16 AM

By Kim L. Fritzemeier

KFRM Central Kansas Reporter

Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line

I'm a cereal box reader from way back. Since my parents wouldn't let me bring my book to the breakfast table, I poured over the available reading material.

I still read the back of cereal boxes. And this time of year, I'm always looking to see what new recipes Chex has come up with in the General Mills test kitchens.

Other than having to stand all day, working in a test kitchen might be fun. OK, the backache I'd have at the end of the day would not be fun. But I would definitely volunteer to try the finished products, especially on days when coffee, toffee and chocolate were involved.

I made this mix and sold it at the UMW Bazaar last month. I may just have to make it again for Christmas.

I still make the traditional Chex Party Mix in the oven. But I do love the speedy microwave preparations those test kitchen wizards have come up with these days.


Chocolate Coffee Toffee Chex Mix
4 cups Chocolate Chex cereal
2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
1 cup bite-sized pretzel twists
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup toffee bits
1 tbsp. instant coffee granules or crystals
1 tsp. hot water
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar

In large bowl, mix cereals, pretzels and pecans. Sprinkle toffee bits on top of the cereal mixture.

In small microwavable bowl, stir coffee granules and water until coffee is dissolved. Add chocolate chips and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on High 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is smooth. Pour over cereal mixture; stir gently until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resalable food-storage plastic bag.

Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake gently until well coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.


   Respond to this Entry
Response 1
Tuesday 20th of December 2011 11:41:12 AM
Submitted by: Lyle Longenecker
I sure can`t loose weight reading these but sure enjoy reading them.
Response 2
Wednesday 21st of December 2011 07:37:45 AM
Submitted by: Kim
I definitely hear you, Lyle. I am just not going to worry about it until after the holidays. I've always thought it would be a lot easier if I didn't like to cook or eat! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Response 3
Saturday 31st of December 2011 09:06:02 AM
Submitted by: Ole Kansas Farmer
MY wife tried this for our late Christmas yesterday it was good but she wanted to know if I really liked it because it was very expensive to make. The cinnamon Chex and pecans were the most expensive. It looks like there is a walnut in you pic. Any way I guess I will have to do a survey on how many liked it I know of one other but did not ask or hear other comments.
Response 4
Monday 2nd of January 2012 08:52:59 AM
Submitted by: Kim
Thanks for taking time to write. I used pecans, not walnuts, though there isn't any reason that walnuts couldn't be substituted. Yes, nuts - especially whole ones - are expensive. Sometimes there are specials on nuts and the brand name cereals during the holidays. I think you could substitute store brand cereals and just not use the flavored cereals, which would also cut down on the cost. Since you put chocolate on it, I'm not sure you would be able to tell that much difference. Hope that helps!

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