Friday, July 27, 2012

Christmas in July- Santa Trail Mix

Santa Trail Mix- You know you NEED to make some!!

Here's what you will need:
2 cups of red and green M&Ms
1 cup of dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup of Craisins or other dried fruit
2 cups of Chex cereal (I used the rice version)
Pretzels (holiday shaped ones are best)
mini marshmallows
coarse sugar
1 package of red melting discs (candy aisle)
1 package of green melting discs (same aisle)
1 package of white chocolate chips (or almond bark)
recipe for Santa trail mix

Assembling the Santa hats, melt your red discs in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval (I added about 2tsp of shortening after the first round to help thin it out a bit). Or you can melt them in a double boiler if you wish too!
recipe for Santa trail mix

Dip your Bugles in the red stuff (tee hee hee) and set aside on a piece of wax paper to dry and harden.
recipe for Santa trail mix

Dip the larger end of the red Bugles in left over red discs or melted white chocolate and then dip immediately in coarse sugar.
recipe for Santa trail mix

Snip the mini marshmallows in half and attach the sticky part to the top of the Bugles. Ta da- you have adorable Santa hats.
recipe for Santa trail mix

Take your holiday pretzel bag and sort out the Christmas tree shaped ones. Melt the green candy discs in the same fashion and dip the trees in it and set aside to harden.
recipe for Santa trail mix

In a large bowl combine your cereal, Craisins, and peanuts. Then spread this mixture out onto a cookie sheet.....cover with melted white chocolate and wait until that sets.
recipe for Santa trail mix

Transfer this to your large bowl and mix in your M&Ms, Christmas trees, and Santa hats! ENJOY!!!
recipe for Santa trail mix


  1. This is such a pretty mix. It would make a wonderful gift at Christmas time.

  2. very pretty. i love the bugles. i'm thinking some cinnamon toast crunch cereal would be yummy in there too.

  3. Great. Now I'm craving salty-sweet trail mix. I wonder where I can find that in Chile??


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