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Friday, December 7, 2012

Easy No-Bake Christmas Treats!

Yesterday afternoon, Jonah and Matthew and I made two easy and yummy Christmas treats.  While they did more eating than helping, they both enjoyed helping make these treats.

Peanut Butter Chex Mix

  • 6 cups Chex cereal, divided in half
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup peanuts or other nuts
  • 6-8 oz. almond bark
  • 1/4 cup M&Ms (we didn't have any, but these totally would have made it better)

Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper and set aside.  Melt peanut butter and butter together. Pour over 3 cups of Chex cereal.  Add peanuts and mix to coat.  Dump onto one cookie sheet to harden. 

Melt almond bark.  Pour over 3 cups of Chex cereal.  Add M&Ms and mix to coat.  Dump onto other cookie sheet to harden.  After cereal has hardened and dried, break up the larger chunks and mix the two kinds together.  Store in an air-tight container.

Ritz Cracker Sandwiches

  • Ritz crackers (We used 46)
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond bark (We used about 7oz. on 23 sandwiches, but 8oz. would have been better)
  • Sprinkles
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.  Spread peanut butter on half the crackers and top with the other half to make sandwiches.  Melt almond bark and dip the sandwiches to coat, turning over to get all sides.  Set on cookie sheet.  Top with sprinkles (the kids' favorite part!).  Let sit to harden (10-15 minutes).

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