Chocolate Covered Chex

I know I did a lot of baking last weekend, but I had one more occasion to whip up some tasty treats.

Our staff decided to do a United Way silent auction at our Christmas party this year. Everyone brought or made something to donate and we had a blast eating and trying to outbid one another for the items of our choice.

Naturally I decided to bake something sweet and delicious. Who doesn’t love a tin full of treats?

Chocolate Covered Chex

I use the term “bake” very loosely because you really only need a microwave to create this stuff.

I started by pouring out the whole box of Chex cereal into a microwave safe bowl.

Chocolate Covered Chex

The bowl I chose was WAY TOO small for this job and I struggled throughout the entire process to keep all the cereal in the bowl. Please, if you have a larger bowl, take my advice and use it.

In a glass measuring cup I mixed the following:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup

Chocolate Covered Chex

I microwaved it on high for 1 minute and gave it a good stir. It may need another minute to melt everything together, but do it in 15 second bursts so that you don’t burn it.

Once it was smooth, I mixed in 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and poured it over the cereal and (very unsuccessfully) mixed everything to get it coated.

Chocolate Covered Chex

I then microwaved the whole bowl on high for 1 minute, gave it another good stir and repeated the process 2 more times (3 minutes in total)

I spread the cereal out on a parchment lined baking sheet and let it cool.

Chocolate Covered Chex

Next I added on some marshmallow pieces (because I could not for the life of me find mini marshmallows), toffee bits and mini Reese peanut butter cups.

Chocolate Covered Chex

I melted some milk chocolate chips (about 1 cup) and drizzled it over the Chex.

Chocolate Covered Chex

Finally I melted some white chocolate chips (about 1 cup) and drizzled that over too.

Chocolate Covered Chex

I let it set up in the fridge for about an hour, broke it into bite sized pieces and packed it up for the auction!

Chocolate Covered Chex

The verdict- If I were to make it again, I would definitely spread out the cereal over 2 pans so that the layer was thinner, and subsequently more was coated with the chocolate and toppings. But that aside, it was delicious…and great for a get together.

In the morning I put out some samples of my chocolate covered Chex so that people would be enticed to buy it…and it worked! There was a small bidding war over my tin of treats which made me so happy because it all goes to a worthy cause!

 

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