It is time for Christmas, and sadly Jingles (our elf) will be leaving soon. I found this recipe for Elf Food the other day that the kids and I could make to help send Jingles and all of his elf friends on their way back to the North Pole. After looking at the recipe and changing it around slightly, I turned it into a sweet treat that is perfect for all year round.
For our recipe, we went to visit our local Publix. They offer any and everything that I could possibly need for this recipe at an extremely low price, making it one of my favorite places to shop. I printed out this coupon, for Buy TWO (2) Chex® cereals and get ONE (1) FREE Ziploc® brand bags or containers (up to $3.29)., and we were on our way. For our entire recipe, which includes enough for Jingles and all of his friends, my kids, and some to share around with friends and family, we were able to spend less than $15 thanks to Publix low prices and my coupon. While browsing around the store, I had to figure out a way for Jingles to take this with him. I found some really cute holiday Ziploc bags that are festive and perfect for our Sweet Chex Mix.
I thought, why should we keep this just to ourselves, and after I found the cute Ziploc bags I knew we just had to share. There is enough room to write the recipe on the back of the bags and on the inside, they get to try out the tasty treat. How neat is that?!
When we got back home we set back to work to get things ready. I have slightly adapted this recipe from Betty Crockers Elf Food.
- 1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips ( I used almond white chocolate baking pieces)
- 1/2 cup Cheerios™ cereal
- 2 tablespoons candy sprinkles ( I used Gold and Green)
- 6 cups Corn Chex™ or Rice Chex™ cereal ( I used corn)
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar ( I used light)
- 2 tablespoons syrup
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup chocolate pieces
You can visit here to get the full directions. I slightly changed them, however. I took the almond pieces and melted them then spread them into a shallow pan and sprinkled the Cherrios over them and then sprinkled gold sugar and let it sit in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Then I broke it up into tiny pieces. I also placed green sprinkles in the bowl after I mixed everything and added the Chex cereal. This caused the Chex to turn get a green color, which helps with it being festive.
This was so much fun to make and I just know Jingles is going to be so happy to share these with all of his elf buddies. Wait though, there’s more!! Enter now for your chance to win $10 in Paypal Cash to make your own Chex mix!!
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