Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A New Spin on the Cookie Exchange: Host a Chex Party Mix-Change + Giveaway

The winner is Amanda
Chex® Party Mix is mixing it up with a fresh idea that puts a whole new spin on the classic cookie exchange. Ditch the hours of baking and make 15 minute Chex Party Mix recipes instead – all you need is a microwave and some friends to stir up the fun.

    So here is what I did.  I invite some friends over for a party and ask everyone to make enough of their favorite Chex Party Mix recipe to exchange with other party guests.  We tasted, mixed, swapped, and shared our recipes.  We also decorated  treat containers so everyone would have Chex party mix they could giveaway to a friends for a special treat.    
This is the boxes I decorated for all the guest. 

      These are my three favorite boxes. 
     I hope my guest will like them too.

    Now for what goes in the boxes.  Here are the three recipes that we are making for my Chex Mix Party Exchange:  


    Chex mix Reindeer Feed 
    6 cups Rice Chex Mix
    1 bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips
    1/3 cup coarsely crushed candy canes 
    Crush Peppermint candy by placing them in a zip-lock bag and using a rolling pin over the bag until they are crushed (make sure you get all the air out of the bag before you use the rolling pin).  Place parchment paper on a lined cookie sheet.  Place cereal on the lined cookie sheet.  Microwave baking chips on high for 1 minute, then stir after every 30 second in the microwave.  do this until all the chip have melted and are smooth.  Add half of the crushed Peppermint candy. 
    Pour Mixture over cereal and toss until the cereal is coated.  Sprinkle with 1/2 crushed candy canes.  Let it stand for about 30 minutes.  Break up coated cereal and store in a zip-lock bag.
    Place the zip-lock bag in your decorated boxes.   

    Go a head and host your own Chex Mix Party Exchange.  Your guests are sure to love all the delicious Chex Party Mix recipes.  There are many Chex Party Mix recipes that will only take 15 minute to make and you can find these recipes at ChexPartyMix.com.
           Here are just some of the Photos that I took at my Chex Mix Party:

Here is everything set up for the party.  I made reindeer goodie bags for he reindeer feed.     

I just love the idea of Chex Mix Party Exchange, the take home boxes are so cute.
A friend tasting some of the Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch .  Yum.

This is Grams feeding Mare Bear some Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch.   She savored every bite.

Little Man loved the Reindeer feed.  It was his favorite

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Now for what you have been waiting for....
The giveaway...

    Your Chex Mix Party Exchange Prize Pack will contain:

  • 2 boxes of Chex cereal to create Chex Party Mix recipes
  • 5 featured Chex Party Mix recipes
  • 10 takeout containers so your guests can take their Chex Party Mix to-go
  • $20 gift card to purchase recipe ingredients and decorating supplies for your own Chex Mix Party Exchange

Here is how you enter:  Closed:  The winner is Amanda
  • Mandatory: Leave a comment stating how you plan to put a fresh spin on the traditional cookie swap at your Chex Mix Party Exchange.

Additional entrees:

  • Follow me on Google for 2 additional entrees.  You must leave a comment stating you are following me for each entree. 
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  • Like Nowamomof3's facebook page or follow Nowamomof3's facebook page for an additional entree. You must leave a comment stating you followed me on facebook.
  • Leave a comment on any other story on my blog for one additional entree. You must leave a comment stating which post you commented on.

RULES: Maximum of 7 entries per person. The giveaway will end on December 9th at midnight.  I will randomly pick a winner at random.org on December 10th.  I will notify the winner by e-mail and posted winners first name or user name on my blog.  The winner with have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.  You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter.   

 Disclosure: The Chex Party Mix-Change product, information, and giveaway have been provided by Chex through MyBlogSpark. Nowamomof3 cannot be held responsible for sponsor's failure to deliver the product or service as agreed.