Well, hello adorable valentinsey-whitechocolatey-chexy goodness.
If you dig into this stuff and find a way to stop before the bowl is empty, PLEASE let me know how you did it. I beg of you. Because if I’m being honest (as in completely, embarrassingly honest), this is a recipe for ONE in my household. Yup, I’m aware that this should feed an army. But you guys. It’s so good that once I start I just can’t stop.
The other dangerous thing? It’s SO easy to make. Peanuts, pretzels, rice & corn Chex, chocolate candies, all coated in white chocolatey goodness. It’s really as simple as throwing it all in a bowl, melting white chocolate, and mixing it all together. The most difficult part is waiting for the white chocolate to cool and set. (Which is much harder than you might think.)
Speaking of chocolate, this little number makes the most perfect little Valentine’s Day treat since there’s that whole chocolate-equals-love thing.
How cute would it be to send these to school with your kid in cute little cellophane bags with hearts printed on them as valentines instead of those icky, chalky conversation hearts or overdone heart-shaped lollipops? Plus, it could be a fun project to do together! This adorable pink theme would also make for a lovely treat or favor at a baby shower or birthday party for a little girl.
^^^^ Totes adorbs.
Also, gentleman, I promise you will win your lady’s heart if you whip up a batch of this ridiculously easy treat and give it to her instead of those crappy drugstore chocolates. Bonus points if you cleverly package it up one of those heart-shaped chocolate boxes and then: SURPRISE. A homemade treat. She will be so impressed with the thought and “effort” you put into it (your secret is safe with me!) that you will win best boyfriend/fiance/husband of the year instantly.
I love that this treat is so very easily and unnoticeably gluten-free. I don’t know about you all, but when I make some sort of baked sweet treat to share at work or with friends or with family, it’s often received with a “….is this gluten-free?” and a bit of a turned up nose or skepticism. While it’s a little more obvious that cakes/muffins/cookies need modification to be gluten-free, most people won’t even give this treat a second thought on the g-free front. And thank heavens that Chex are gluten-free [fist bump] so all you have to do is sub in your favorite gluten-free pretzels for regular pretzels!
Anddddddd I just remembered that I “hid” (HA!) a little bag of this from myself, so you’ll have to excuse me while I go bury my face in some white-chocolatey goodness. Or check myself into white chocolate rehab. Either/or.
But seriously, report back if you find a way to exercise willpower with this. This girl can use allllllllll the help she can get.
- 4 cups rice Chex
- 4 cups corn Chex
- 2 cups gluten-free pretzels
- 1 can lightly salted peanuts
- 1 bag Valentine edition m&m’s
- 1 bag (24oz) white chocolate morsels
- Parchment paper
- Combine rice Chex, corn Chex, gluten-free pretzels, peanuts, and m&m’s in a very large bowl. Gently stir.
- Empty white chocolate morsels into a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds; stir. Continue this process until the white chocolate morsels are melted. BE CAREFUL not to overheat the chocolate, or it will seize and/or burn.
- Once completely melted and smooth, drizzle half of the the white chocolate over the cereal mixture. Gently stir to coat.
- Drizzle the second half of the white chocolate over the cereal mixture, and continue to gently stir until all of the cereal mixture is evenly coated
- Lay out 2 large sheets of parchment paper (or you could use a baking mat) and dump the white trash out on the sheets. Spread out to an even level to avoid large clumps and speed up the drying process.
- Allow the white trash to sit out on the counter to cool and set completely. This usually takes about 1-2 hours for me.
- Gift to your sweetheart, or demolish in one sitting, like yours truly :)