Super Fun Holiday Movie Night Treat Idea + Recipe

This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own.
The holidays are a big deal in our house! Combine that and our favorite way to relax as a family (movie nights, of course), and you’ve got a recipe for FUN! Of course, I always like to add a little extra flair, which is why I was so excited to find this delicious recipe from Chex™ cereal, available at Walmart. 

Super Fun Holiday Movie Night Treat Idea + Recipe 

Whether you are gearing up for your own family movie night, hosting a holiday party, or surprising the kids with an after school treats this delicious Buddy The Elf™ Sweet Maple Chex™ Mix is sure to delight. It’s super fun and festive!
 
For us, every Friday night in December is Holiday Movie Night. We watch all the classics like Elf™, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation™, The Polar Express™, A Christmas Story™. It’s honestly one of my favorite holiday traditions. There is just something so fun about cozying up together to watch something we all enjoy. Of course, I am sure it has something to do with the nostalgia too.
 
Since it is a weekly occurrence I try to find little ways to make the night more special. Sometimes we paint ornaments while watching the movies, we decorated our tree, but the kids’ favorite is when I make tasty treats.
As a kid, Chex™ party mixes were always a favorite. I love how versatile they are! You can find sweet and savory recipes for every taste, making them perfect for parties. Although, this year I think Chex™ took it to a whole new level with holiday-themed, movie-inspired Chex™ mixes. You can find all of the recipes here http://bit.ly/ChexHoliday2019
 
Since we LOVE Elf™ it only made sense for us to try the Buddy The Elf™ Sweet Maple Chex™ Mix first, although I have my eye on that The Polar Express™ Hot Chocolate Chex™ Mix too. 
Want to make this Buddy The Elf™ Sweet Maple Chex™ Mix yourself? Try the recipe below.
 

With lots of maple-sweetened Chex™, Cinnamon Chex™, mini cookies and pretzels topped with a pile of “spaghetti”- made with white chocolate, milk chocolate candies, marshmallows, and a chocolate drizzle, this mix is perfect for the little elves in your family.

  • 4 cups Rice or Corn Chex™ cereal
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 ½ cups mini vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1 cup mini pretzel twists
  • ⅔ cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 2 tbsp festive trees or other holiday sprinkles (red/white/green)
  • 2 cups Cinnamon Chex™ cereal
  • 1 cup roasted and salted almonds
  • ¼ cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 2 tbsp milk chocolate chips
 
Watch me create the recipe in the video below-

 
Directions
  1. Line 2 large rimmed baking pans with wax paper.
  2. In a large microwaveable bowl, add rice or corn cereal. In a small bowl, combine syrup and butter. Pour over cereal in a bowl and toss to coat evenly. Microwave on High for 2 to 4 minutes, stirring after each minute until mixture is well coated and thoroughly glazed. Spread mixture onto one of the baking pans to cool.
  3. Spread cookies and pretzels in a single layer, right side up, onto the remaining baking pan. In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave 1/3 cup of the vanilla chips on High for 30 to 60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, until chips are melted and smooth. Transfer melted chips to small, resealable food storage bag and cut a small corner from one end of the bag. Drizzle on top of cookies and pretzels. Top with sprinkles; cool 20 to 30 minutes, or until drizzle is set. Carefully break apart the pretzels and cookies, if necessary.
  4. Mix maple-glazed cereal, cinnamon cereal, cookies, pretzels, and almonds in an oval or round serving dish with sides,
  5. In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave remaining 1/3 cup vanilla chips on High for 30 to 60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds, until chips are melted and smooth. Transfer melted chips to small, resealable food storage bag and cut a small corner from one end of the bag. Drizzle on top of the snack mix to resemble a spaghetti pile. Top with marshmallows and candies.
  6. In another small microwaveable bowl, microwave milk chocolate chips on High for 15 to 30 seconds, stirring after 15 seconds, until chips are melted and smooth. Transfer melted chips to small, resealable food storage bag and cut a small corner from one end of the bag. Drizzle on top of candies, marshmallows and snack mix to resemble chocolate syrup. Top with additional sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until drizzle is set. To serve, break into pieces.
Our tip! Make it your own by adding in your favorite holiday-themed candies. You can find Chex™ cereals and the rest of these delicious ingredients at your local Walmart or Walmart.com.
 
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION, THE POLAR EXPRESS © WBEI, A CHRISTMAS STORY © Turner Ent Co., ELF © New Line Prod. Inc.
 

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