15 December 2011

MyBlogSpark: Host A Chex Party Mix-Change - Recipes+Giveaway

**Giveaway is closed**

Chex Mix Cookie Swap Recipes+Giveaway

MyBlogSpark and Chex Cereal want to liven up your holiday cookie exchange by giving you tips on how to host a Chex Party Mix-Change. To help give you some ideas, I was given a variety of Chex Cereal, cute red and green take out boxes, and a $20 Visa gift card to purchase additional ingredients and packaging supplies. The premise was to host a party and show you guys how to create different Chex cereal treats for a holiday exchange, but that didn't quite work out so I made a few recipes myself.

Chex Mix Cookie Swap Recipes+Giveaway

Although cookies are sweet, no one can resist a savory Chex mix. This recipe for Easy Cheddar Chex Mix is simple to make and uses a cheddar cheese packet from a box of macaroni & cheese (the noodles can be added to soup or something). The flavor is boosted with garlic powder, dried mustard, and a pinch of cayenne pepper for heat. It tastes really amazing.

I packaged it in a cute Christmas tin I bought from the craft store, though you can find nice tins at the dollar store, too. For gift giving, the latter would be the economical choice and what I'd do if I packaged cookies in tins. Lining the tins in plastic wrap and wax paper keep the cereal secure and doesn't mess up the tin. Fold the excess paper on top before closing with a lid.

Chex Mix Cookie Swap Recipes+Giveaway

If you're serving the treats at a party, mini cupcake liners are the perfect way to portion out servings that are easy to hold and munch on. That's what I did with the White Chocolate & Peppermint Chex. It's made similarly to the favorite puppy chow, only instead of chocolate and peanut butter I just melted white chocolate chips. It's flavored with peppermint extract and made a little more festive with green and red nonpareil sprinkles. The sprinkles show up underneath the confectioners' sugar coating, looking like Christmas lights covered with snow! It's delicious and addictive.

Chex Mix Cookie Swap Recipes+Giveaway

Finally, we have Chocolate Caramel Cinnamon Chex. It's the most complicated recipe of the three, but it's also one of the best. The crunchy caramel-chocolate coating is made similarly to the coating for caramel corn. I adapted it from a recipe I found over at AllRecipes.com. Instead of using just regular Chex cereal, I used some of the Cinnamon Chex to give it even more flavor.

To giveaway, you can fill holiday baggies with the cooled caramel chex and package it in festive takeout containers.



Giveaway Details
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If you would like to host your own Chex Party Mix-Change (for what will most likely be for New Year's... Yeah, I suck), here's how you can win the neato prize pack consisting of five boxes of Chex cereal, a featured recipe booklet, takeout boxes, and a $20 Visa gift card.

1. Leave a comment on my blog telling me what your favorite Chex cereal creation is.

2. Tweet about this giveaway, including a link to this post and @runningfoodie. Leave a second comment to let me know.

The giveaway ends Monday, the 19th, at 12 noon. U.S. residents only, please. My apologies to my out of country readers, but it's the rules from the company.

Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. I haven't tried many Chex varieties, but I think I'd like the Honey Nut the most - though I may choose Wheat to keep things lighter!

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  2. I also just tweeted about the giveaway from @CaitPlusAte

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  3. I love Muddy Buddies.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. our favorite is the muddy buddy
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  5. I love the good ol' regular Chex. In fact, I've been eating it all week out of a baggie at work!

    --Kathy

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  6. Muddy Buddies!!!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I usually just eat Chex plain by the handful, but my son's been bugging me to make some Chex-Mix for a couple of weeks. I'll probably make some Muddy Buddies too, since they're always fun to make and eat!

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  8. i tweeted (@thepajamachef)

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  9. tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/147692492987432960

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. love love the sweet and salty combination of puppy chow!!

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  11. I love chex muddy buddies!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. tweet-http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/147744260916125696


    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I like puppy chow
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  14. http://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/147749087318515712

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  15. puppy chow is soo yummy! love chocolate on my chex

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  16. tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/147779322940366849

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  17. um yum!!! I love the sweet and salty.

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  18. I like Puppy chow
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  19. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/148092133327384576
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  20. I like just the original chex mix. Would love to try it drizzled with chocolate.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/148430767951839232
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. i love muddy buddies mostly! chex is so classic! Thanks for the chance to win!! What a lovely giveaway

    anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  23. I like LOTS of Chex Mix recipes including the Pumpkin Pie Crunch one! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your thoughts are appreciated! ^,^

~Christina

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