I’m a member of a local support group for Stay At Home Moms in my area, and I love it. There’s nothing like other moms who know both the blessings and the trials you have when you stay at home with your kids to make the days easier and more interesting. Today I learned how to make 3D Snowflakes and…
I hosted a Chex Party Mix-Change!
First, I prepared these recipes from Chex Mix (each one takes 15 minutes – AWESOME!):
- Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch
- Chex Caramel Chocolate Drizzles
- Chex Lemon Buddies (my fave!)
- Hot Buttered Yum Chex Mix
Then I shared the goodies with my Mom Squad friends. At the end of the day, there were containers for moms to take samples home, and I’m sending them links to the recipes since I couldn’t outsmart my printer for whatever reason when I tried to copy them Sunday night.
A couple of notes – when I was making them, I loved that I didn’t have to turn on the oven. I also loved that the Lemon Buddies used both the juice and the zest of one lemon. I can’t tell you how often it irritates me that a recipe calls for the zest of one lemon and only half a lemon’s worth of juice or the other way around. I loved the peanut-free recipes. I also loved that they packed easily into gallon zipper bags so that I could tote them around. It’s important when you’re carrying a baby to have easy to carry accoutrements.
Here’s what I didn’t love: apparently I shopped for caramels at the wrong time, because I couldn’t find a 14 oz bag of caramels at Kroger or at Dollar General. It irritated me because the Kraft factory that MAKES the caramels is like 30 miles from my house, so you’d think a bag would be found in a store in my area. But instead I bought the dollar bags (3 oz size, I think) and then realized that I wrote down 14 oz bag on my list, but only needed 7 ounces of caramels. Oops. And that I had sweetened condensed milk at home that would’ve made a rockin’ caramel sauce and replacement, but oh well.
The recipes were awesome and one of the moms even said she’d like to use one at a Christmas meal, so that went well. Another great way to use them is to do a Chex Party Mix Change in place of a Cookie Exchange during this holiday season. They have a ton of recipes on the website (I seriously never realized there were so many ways to prepare Chex Mix!), and I am also doing a giveaway so you can host your own party, so be sure to enter! The prize pack includes 2 boxes of Chex cereal, 5 featured recipes, 10 take-out boxes and a $20 Visa gift card.
Disclosure: The Chex Party Mix-Change product, information, and giveaway have been provided by Chex through MyBlogSpark.
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