"Nuts and Bolts" Snack Mix
Prepare a sweet treat that's as clever as it is irresistible. Serve this mix in large bowls for guests to enjoy during the baby shower, or turn it into a take-home party favor by packaging it up it in small food-safe tin cans. Embellish the cans with free printable "Nuts & Bolts" labels and set them out for guests to pick up on their way out.
This crowd-pleasing recipe is a fantastic combination of salty and sweet – you'd better make an extra batch!”
- 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup Reese's Pieces (orange pieces only)
- 2 cups pretzel sticks
- 1/2 cup peanuts
Pour cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Separate the orange Reese's Pieces from the rest of the bag and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter for 1 minute, then stir. Microwave for another 15-30 seconds or until the mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla, then pour the mixture over the cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
Transfer mixture into a 2-gallon plastic food storage bag, or divide into two 1-gallon bags. Add powdered sugar to the bag(s), then seal and shake until well coated. Spread the mixture out on wax paper to cool.
Once cool, pour the coated cereal into a large bowl and add pretzel rods, peanuts, and orange colored Reese's Pieces. Toss until well mixed.