Strawberry Valentines Day Chex Mix

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Strawberry Valentines Chex Mix

Ingredients

6 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 bag of white chocolate baking chips {12 oz}
1 box of Strawberry Creme Jell-O Pudding {make sure you use pudding!! Gelatin does not have the same effect, trust me!}
Valentines M&M’s, sprinkles, food coloring- whatever you’d like to make them more festive!

Measure out 6 cups of Chex into a large bowl.

Dump white chocolate chips into a glass dish. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir gently.

Return to the microwave and melt for an additional 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave another 30 seconds and even though the chips still hold their shape, once you stir it, you’ll see that they are in fact melted!

You can add about 1-2 tsp of shortening to the chips and it will help the consistency be slightly thinner and smoother. It’s easier to cover the cereal when you use a little shortening, however it’s optional.

Note: Microwave times will vary. I have a 1500 watt microwave, so this is what worked for me. If your microwave is less powerful, you will have to increase the times. Go slowly. You don’t want to seize the chocolate. In my experience, the chocolate is always done before I think it is. If it’s nearly melted, just let it sit on the counter for a minute or two and stir again- chances are the heat from the mixture itself is enough to melt the chips the rest of the way.

Add 4 TBSP of the strawberry creme pudding into the white chocolate and stir gently until smooth. You can also add a bit of food coloring if you’d like. Since you added the pudding, it tastes like strawberry, but it doesn’t actually add any color.

I opted to divide mine, making most of it pink, but leaving some white.

Dump the chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal and stir gently until the cereal is coated in chocolate.

Add any Valentines candy, sprinkles, etc.

Lay out on pieces of wax paper to cool and solidify. I found the M&M’s looked better if you sprinkled them on top, once the mixture is laid out to cool. The candy sticks to the Chex cereal but it doesn’t get coated so you can still see the colors.

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Snowman From Doughnuts

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Aren’t these adorable !!!
Snowmen Donuts…What you need:
3 powdered sugar doughnuts (graduated sizes from 2 to 3 inches if possible)
1 powdered sugar doughnut hole or mini doughnut
5 mini chocolate chips
1 orange-mint Tic Tac
1 piece (10 to 12 inches) “fruit by the

foot” fruit roll
3 gumdrops
2 pretzel sticks
1 starlight mint

Directions:
On a small plate, stack the three doughnuts to form body of snowman.

Place doughnut hole on top for head.

Add chocolate chip buttons and eyes and an orange-mint nose.

Make 1-in. cuts on both ends of the fruit roll to form scarf fringe; wrap scarf around neck.

Press a gumdrop onto each pretzel to form mittens; press pretzel arms into body.

Top with a hat made from a mint and a gumdrop.

Yield: 1 snowman
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Melted Snowman Ornament

486172_478438535532745_2041032508_nAt most craft and art stores this time of year they have fillable glass or PVC ornaments and this is a simple and elegant ornament for you and your children to make. Fill 1/7 way up with granulated sugar. For buttons and nose you can make them from polymer clay or buttons can be chocolate chips and nose can be a hot tamale candy or something similar. Make sure not to shake and cap it tightly. Hang from a tree and watch the faces of people who come to see it.