Valentine Chex® Mix (1/2 Recipe)

Personalize sweet Chex® cereal mix with red, white and pink candies for an extra-special Valentine's Day treat.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 11

Ingredients

4 1/2
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips
1/4
cup peanut butter
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup red, white and pink candy-coated chocolate candies
2
tablespoons red or pink jimmies sprinkles

  • 1 Place cereal in medium bowl. In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  • 2 Place 1/2 of the cereal mixture in 1-gallon food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil; cool about 15 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, stir candies and sprinkles into remaining cereal mixture. Spread on waxed paper or foil; cool about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Look for decorative cellophane bags in craft or paper goods stores. Fill with this extra-special mix and tie with festive ribbons for a Valentine gift.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.