Hanukkah Party Mix

With roughly just one month left before we light the shamash, I’m kicking off the Hanukkah season with a very yummy, very American, non-fried food. I know you were probably hoping for something more akin to sparkly fried donuts or latkes made from something we haven’t tried before (although I think latkes have been made out of everything they possibly can…), but I made a party mix. During a pandemic. What was I thinking??

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I was thinking that when I saw the little candied candles in the Birthday Party Chex Mix, they were inspired. And of course, they reminded me of Hanukkah. And so I made my own recipe and borrowed the candle idea. If you don’t love those little candles, I don’t know what to say.

Anyway, enough of that. You guys, this party mix makes a billion cups of mix. Way more than any self-respecting family of 3 should eat. Especially when latkes and donuts and fritters are also involved. So, we’re turning this pandemic Hanukkah party mix into a wonderful homemade gift that you can send to all your friends and family. And those cute little tags on the jar up there? Yeah, you can have that, too!

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Hanukkah Party Mix

Rin
1 hr
Course Snack
Servings 10 Cups

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Cups Rice square cereal
  • 2 Cups Pecans Chopped and toasted
  • 2 Cups Milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup Butterscotch chips
  • 50 Pretzel sticks
  • 1/2 Cup Blue candy melts
  • 1/4 Cup Yellow candy melts
  • 1/4 Cup Blue and gold sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Combine the rice cereal, pecans, and butterscotch chips in a large mixing bowl.
  • Melt the milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Pour the milk chocolate over the cereal mixture and stir until well-coated.
  • Spread the cereal mixture onto a large, parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator to cool and harden.
  • Melt the blue candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  • Dip the pretzel sticks in the blue candy melt, leaving just enough room for a yellow flame at the top. Place dipped pretzels on a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool and harden.
  • Melt the yellow candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  • Dip the ends of the pretzel sticks in the yellow candy melt to create the flame. Place dipped pretzels on a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool and harden.
  • Once the pretzels and cereal mix are cooled, combine in a large bowl. Divide into glass pint jars to gift, or serve in a bowl.

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