Recipe for Christmas Chex Mix

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Christmas Chex Mix is a great treat that you can make right in your own home whenever you'd like. Get a recipe for Christmas Chex Mix with help from a professional and passionate chef in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Chef Amee Hoge, and I'm here to teach you how to play with food where i take a classic recipe, change it up a little bit to create a whole new dish. Today, we're playing with holiday treats, specifically holiday Chex Mix. It's actually a sweet Chex Mix recipe using chocolate instead of, and the basic recipe was called like Puppy Chow Muddy Buddies is what they've called it in the past but I'm taking it to a different level where we're going to be adding some peppermint extract and some Andes peppermint chips. So I've got in here, I've got some, in my double boiler, I should tell you it's actually a pan with some water on the bottom. I probably need to put a little bit more water in there but it's nice and heated up already and you put about an inch of water in there, you don't want it to touch the bottom and then what it does is it creates a nice little steam bath in there for your chocolate. It cooks the chocolate much more even instead of putting it right in the pan. It actually can burn and it won't taste good and it's not a good thing. So anyway I've got about a half a cup of chocolate chips melted in here or you can use candy coating and then I'm going to add a little bit of butter like a tablespoon of butter. We're going to melt that a little bit here and then I've got some of those Andes peppermint chips. I'm going to dump those in there. I'm going to melt that, that shouldn't take very long and I also have a little bit of peppermint extract. I'm going to add about a quarter of a teaspoon to this. Generally when you are cooking you don't want to add flavorings until like the end because then the flavor cooks off and also you want to use pure peppermint extract because the other, the imitation kind had water in it and probably things you don't want to eat and it messes up your chocolate, your melting chocolate process. And if you don't want to add butter, you don't have to but I think what happens here how I can explain it is it actually softens the chocolate, makes it a little thinner and then when you pour it onto your Chex mix, your Chex cereal, it actually coats it a little bit more even okay? And you can use corn, you can use Corn Chex, you can use Rice Chex, I also use Wheat Chex, those are kind of fun. Alright, so we have that going. What I'm going to go ahead and do is drizzle it, actually wipe the bottom here. That's always something you want to do with chocolate. You don't want that condensation to get into your chocolate because it's not good. It's a little bit thicker than I normally do, there we go. And then what I'm going to do is I'm going to just kind of toss it about here, okay. You want to give it a nice, whoops, even coating. This is probably the messy part. This is the part that kids really love to do because it gets the chocolate everywhere. Alright so we're back and I've been mixing up this, getting the chocolate coating. It's not a complete coating but it's perfect just so the powdered sugar will stick. It doesn't take very long and then you're going to take a big spoon and kind of scoop it in here. I'm making, this is going to make about four cups, four to five cups, okay?. And you've got to be careful. This is dangerous to have in the house because you can just eat it and it's super yummy. Let's get that in here, alright. There we go. I have about maybe a half a cup of powdered sugar, it could be two thirds of a cup and then what you do is you want to leave a little air in there and then you're going to shake it up. This you give to the kids to do. Alright, now I've tried adding sprinkles to make them very festive and they don't really stick. So you can sprinkle the sprinkles on top but there you go and sometimes it's fun when you get them all stuck together. So here you have it, Christmas puppy chow with a little peppermint flavor. I'm Chef Amee Hoge. Thanks for joining me. For more information you can find me on my website at Chefamee with two Es .com.

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