Thursday, December 06, 2007

Nothing Quilty, but Lots Yummy

There hasn't been a single thing quilty going on here unfortunately, but there has been some yummy treats being made. Andy and I have to go to a neighbors Christmas party on Saturday night so I thought I'd make some of Sharon's wonderful pretzels...some turned into 57 pretzels...Andy says I just don't know when to stop. But I sure had fun.


Then I made some white chocolate covered mix. Many years ago I belonged to Junior League...someone brought this to one of the meetings and it became a staple for us. I think we made it for every occasion. And now that we can get M&M's in any color we really can make it for any event. The gal said the name of it is White Trash...I've never liked that name so with each holiday I use a different name. For Christmas it's called Santa's White Christmas. It is so good. A little salty, crispy and sweet...a really good combo. One batch makes quite a bit. I've made 3 batches so far, with help from my Andy...he's a really good stirrer...I have about 5 more batches to do.


Here's the recipe...Santa's White Christmas

3 cups Cheerios
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Corn Chex
2 cups Lightly Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts
2 cups pretzel sticks
16 oz. bag M&M's
24 oz. White Chocolate (the Wilton white candy coating at Joann's works perfectly)

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Melt the white chocolate, pour over the dry mixture, stir well until the mix is well coated.

Spread onto wax paper lined cookie sheets until hard. (I put it in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes)

Break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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Nan said...

Yummy is certainly right!! My mouth is watering!! I want to come cook with you, Carol! It looks like such fun! I'm a very good stirrer, too - I'd do whatever needed doing. Yes ma'am, I would! Thanks for the recipe - I'm going to make some, too!

Wendy said...

Oh that looks so delicious. I like the name you gave this wonderful treat much better.

Patti said...

I can't wait to try this! Of course the problem is that I'm the only one who likes white chocolate. And I sure don't need the sweets! Oh well - the diet can also start when I retire, right?

Cindy said...

You have been a busy little girl. Those pretzels look yummy.

Libby said...

Mmmmm good. The pretzels and the mix both have that perfection of flavors with salty and sweet. My mouth is watering *s*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well frankly I like the first name of the stuff!! LOL!!!!! And your pretzles looks sooo cute!!! Good job!!
Good talking to you today!!

antique quilter said...

love the pretzels! they look so pretty in those tins too!
I am going to have to find a recipe for those, they would make great gifts for the teachers.
thanks for sharing the pix's!
Kathie in NJ

Kim said...

Oh YUM! Your M&M mix sounds great!

Cheryl said...

You and Sharon are pretzel making machines! Thanks for the great recipe! I'm seeing some friends tomorrow and now I know what I will be taking them :-)!

Nicole said...

Those pretzels are awesome! I have got to try making those.

Perry said...

This sounds so good, you are making me hungry!! And your pretzels look yummy. I need to go to Sharon's blog and find that recipe.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, thanks for the recipe! I love that sort of stuff. I'm hoping to find time to make some pretzels too -- Yum-Yum!!!

kcdi said...

This looks so yummy, thanks for sharing it!

Judy said...

Love the pretzels...especially ones with white chocolate. What is the covering for these. I've done melted chocolate, but is this hard icing?

YUMMMMMMM...white chocolate anything!A staple for us is regular Chex Mix and lots of it!