May 29, 2014

Orange Creamsicle Chex Mix

A few Summers ago we made some Lemonade Chex Mix that we were all really fond of.

Like 'make a batch and it disappears in an hour' fond of.

Well, now we have another Chex Mix concoction to be fond of.

Orange Creamsicle Chex Mix. I have it on pretty good authority that it tastes like Summer. I know, I know, that is two posts in a row that I talk of things tasting like Summer. Between this chex mix and the Vanilla Bean Lemonade from yesterday, we are getting all geared up for Summer.

Normally I dread Summer. Summer is not typically my favorite season. Summer is a weird mix of over scheduling and constantly fighting the boredom bug. I am pretty excited for this Summer though. So I have high hopes for a change of heart and a complete enjoyment of Summer.

Even though I have traditionally not enjoyed Summer, one thing I love about Summer is all the fresh and crisp flavors.

I can tell it is Summer by the overflowing white bowls of fruit setting on my table and counters.

I have recently had bowls full of oranges. Since orange paired with Summer makes me think of Orange Creamsicle popsicles, it is no surprise my brain immediately made up this Orange Creamsicle Chex Mix.

I like to make a batch and then keep some and share the rest. This mix was a HUGE hit. Those with who this little treat was shared loved it and swooned over its yumminess. Okay there was no actual swooning, but they did really like it.

I am betting you will too.

Orange Creamsicle Chex Mix

9 cups Rice Chex
2 cups white chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 teaspoons orange zest, divided
1 teaspoon orange extract
2 cups powdered sugar

In a large bowl, pour the cereal. In a microwavable bowl, combine the white chocolate chips, unsalted butter, and 2 teaspoons of orange zest. Heat at 50% for 1 minute. Stir. Repeat for 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the orange extract.

Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal. Carefully stir until the cereal is completely coated.

Stir the remaining 2 teaspoons of the orange zest with the 2 cups of powdered sugar. Then pour the powdered sugar over the chocolate covered cereal. Stir to coat.

Store in an air tight container.


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