Thursday, June 20, 2013

Chocolate Covered Trail Mix - Better than Moose Munch!

This past weekend, I was asked to make some chocolate covered strawberries to bring for a game night.  Since I was going to have lots of melted chocolate around the house anyway, I decided to recreate a treat someone brought us last Christmas.  The treat came from the Fresh Market in Raleigh and is similar to Moose Munch...only more delicious. How could there be a more a more fantastic chocolate trail mix treat, you may wonder?  Just wait...

This sweet snack has chocolate Chex, cashews, pretzels, popcorn, mini marshmallows, white chocolate, and dark chocolate.  Holy yum.  This recipe makes a lot of mix (as it should!) so it's perfect for parties, gifts, or just a nice way to solidify yourself as the most popular person in the office.



Ingredients

5.5 cups Chocolate Chex
1.5 cups pretzel sticks (broken in half)
6 cups kettle corn
1.5 cups cashews
1/2 cup white chocolate chips + 1.5 more melted
2-2.5 cups mini marshmallows
2.5 bags Ghiradelli Milk Chocolate Chips (11.5 ounce each)

Directions
Combine Chex, pretzels, pop corn, cashews, 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows in a large bowl.



Melt 2 11.5 ounce bags of milk chocolate chips in double boiler.



Then coat trail mix with melted milk chocolate.  There's two ways you can do this.  The first would be to pour the chocolate into the bowl and stir to coat.  Then spread the mixture evenly onto two large cookie sheets and let sit.

I decided to evenly pour the mix on two large cookie sheets.  Then I drizzled the chocolate on top, and moved it around with a spatula until everything was coated.

Then melt another half bag of milk chocolate chips and 1.5 cups white chocolate chips in different pots.  Drizzle white chocolate over the mix while spread on the cookie sheets.  Then drizzle the milk chocolate on to finish.  Let these set until chocolate completely hardens.  It's best to let the chocolate set at room temperature before setting in the refrigerator.  You want the chocolate to set at the temperature it'll be served at.



Once chocolate sets, break the mix into pieces.  Serve on a platter or section up into little baggies for gifts.  You're going to love it.

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And while you at it...you should make some chocolate covered strawberries with the other 1/2 bag of milk chocolate.  :)

















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7 comments:

  1. Holy cow does that look delicious! Pinning :)

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  2. Ok, you just made my night. I WILL be making this and taking it to some kind of party!!!! Or just making it for myself ;)

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  3. strawberries and trail mix!! Can I come over? lol Looks so delicious!! I love popcorn so I think I may have to try this

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  4. Mmm, these pics are making me drool Lauren!! The popcorn sounds like such a great addition!

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  5. One word only.....YUM!! This sounds truly decadent and totally wonderful.
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