Thursday, December 13, 2012

What I Love: Elf Food

Hey Everyone!
While leaving out treats for Santa, here are cute treats to leave out for Santa to take back to the elves! :)
A super cute treat idea with candy sprinkles, maple syrup and tiny donuts (made from Cheerios!).
Make up this irresistible mix.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Makes: 18 servings

1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2 cup Cheerios® cereal
2 tablespoons candy sprinkles
6 cups Corn Chex® or Rice Chex® cereal
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 cups miniature marshmallows

In small microwavable bowl, melt white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds or until they can be stirred smooth. Stir in Cheerios cereal. Spread on waxed paper in single layer; top with sprinkles. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Break into pieces; reserve.
Meanwhile, place Chex cereal in large microwavable bowl.
In 2-cup glass measuring cup, melt butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and maple syrup; microwave uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until mixture is boiling. Pour over Chex cereal in bowl, stirring until evenly coated.
Microwave Chex cereal mixture uncovered on High 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every minute, until mixture just begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces. Stir in miniature marshmallows and reserved Cheerios cereal pieces. Store in airtight container.
Makes 18 servings (1/2 cup each)

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens:
You can make this mix up to 2 weeks ahead and store in an airtight container.
Get the kids to help with this easy cereal mix recipe for Santa's helper.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 150(Calories from Fat 50),Total Fat 6g(Saturated Fat 4g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 10mg;Sodium 150mg;Total Carbohydrate 24g(Dietary Fiber 0g,Sugars 14g),Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:Exchanges:1/2 Starch;0 Fruit;1 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;1 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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