This one of a kind party mix is sure to be remembered! I was looking for something fun to make with my siblings this Christmas and came across this idea on another cooking blog. Of course I had to alter it to fit my families smacking needs, and that it did! With the salty-sweet combination, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser! There are SO many fun things you could do with this basic recipe. Give it a try! (I think this will have to be a new Christmas tradition for my family!) Yum!
Santa Hat Party Mix
Seriously, how cute are these little hats?
This was adapted from Cookies and Cups
For the Santa Hats:
Red melting discs
White sprinkles (nonpareils)
Melt the red discs in a double broiler (or microwave). Dip the bugles in the candy and set to dry on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Pour the nonpareils in a bowl. When the candy coating is set, place a mini marshmallow on the tip. Dip the bottom of the “hat” back in the melted candy, then dip in the sprinkles.
For the Sweet and Salty Mix:
1 C rice chex
1 C corn chex
3 C mini pretzels
1 C salted dry roasted peanuts
1 to 2 C red and green dark chocolate m&m’s
White chocolate for melting (or white candy discs)
Pour all of your ingredients except the m&m’s on a large baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the mix. Stir mix and coat with chocolate. After it is dry, add the m&m’s. Yum!
Add the Santa Hats to the mix and pour into serving bowl.
I did not get to “gift” any of this mix as it was all gone before I got the chance, but you better believe I would LOVE getting this snack as a gift!
This wraps up my 2010 blogging, and while I am sad that the holidays are over, I am really excited about the new year and all the yummy things I am going to create! So stick around, and have a very Happy New Years! XOXO