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Elf Food

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 18 servings
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A surefire way to lure elves from their hiding spots--combine candy sprinkles, maple syrup and tiny doughnuts (made from Cheerios!) for an irresistible mix.

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

Steps

  • 1 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.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place Chex cereal in large microwavable bowl.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 1 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.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place Chex cereal in large microwavable bowl.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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.

Expert Tips

You can make this mix up to 2 weeks ahead and store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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