Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow Drops..gifts from the kitchen

A very easy gift to make and a 'crowd pleaser' too. So easy to make that it can be done as a last minute gift! Years ago I got this recipe from a friend who called it Crispix Snacks but there is the same recipe on the Crispix cereal box called Snow Drops and that just sounded better to me. I changed up the recipe a little from the box.

Snow Drops

2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter

Melt this in a saucepan on the stove or in a bowl in the microwave. Stir until melted and smooth.
Pour a box full (350 grams)of Crispix cereal in a large bowl and pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the cereal stiring gently until all the cereal is coated.
Put 1 3/4 cups of icing sugar in a large paper bag and add the coated cereal. Keep the top of the bag closed and shake up the cereal until it is coated. Put on a large pan and place in a cool place to harden. Once cool it is ready to package or to have as snacks. It is a 'bit' addictive so beware if the bowl empties fast! Still...it is cereal and peanut butter and chocolate so it should be good for you!! ~smile~

14 comments:

  1. I've made this many times, but called it Puppy Chow, not nearly as appetizing-sounding as your Snow Drops. My kids and I always love making this and giving it to friends.

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  2. Question: Do you make into small pieces before coating with the sugar, or put the entire mix into the sugar and cut into pieces after refrigeration..? Thanks, K

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  3. Ladyinpink1..I put the entire mix into the icing sugar(or powdered sugar)in the bag and no breaking apart needed. After you shake it all up in the paper bag the cripix is in it's original size.

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  4. That sounds easy and delish! Maybe a little TOO good! ; )

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  5. Well...thats easy enough...Thanks!
    K

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  6. I have never seen this recipe before. Looks yummy. I shall put Crispix on my list!

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  7. Oh wonderful Betty...these look (and I am sure taste...) fantastic. Nice to give as a gift for sure...wonder if I have time to slip a few of these into my gift baskets yet this week. They sure seem simple enough to make and with such a beautiful result.

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  8. I'll put it on my shopping list today. Thanks, Betty!

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  9. oh I've heard it as puppy chow too, but whatever you call it. . .I'll be making it, it has all my favorite ingredients.

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  10. We've made it and it was called muddy buddies. They are good no matter what you call them.

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  11. destiI was thinking I might change this a little and would like your adivce... I was thinking of using white chocolate and lemon extr. to make sort of a lemon drop... do you think that would work?(minus the peanut butter using only the chocolate?)
    Tanna

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  12. Hi Tanna..I think that the white chocolate with lemon should work. It sounds very interesting..makes me want to try that too!

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  13. Hi,
    I did it! I invented a new 'drop'! I think I will call them Florida drops as they taste tropical. I was having a hard time with the white chocolate and the lemon,as soon as i combined them they became a lump...TO fix the problem I heated up coconut oil and added the lemon to that. Because coconut oil can get very hot with out burning,I just added the white coco. chips to it and melted them in the bowl(I microwaved the oil ).I spread the mix over the squares. I let them set and powder sugared them. They are SO yummy. Please try them and tell me what you think.
    Tanna

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  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Betty. I made these for the first time this Christmas and they were a major hit! I have directed more than 10 people here for the recipe and promised family members that I will make them again next year. Thanks so much!

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