Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Candy for the neighbors

In thinking through the last year or so since we've been in this house, I've realized we need to be better neighbors. We're not bad neighbors - we're more like non-existent neighbors - at least to those right next door and across the street. So... we decided to make CCCCAAANNNNDDDDYYYY!!!! Who doesn't love candy? I got this recipe from Mary and it is yummy. Hopefully we can deliver it all before we eat through all of the bags... they've been disappearing...

We stopped for an M&M break. Okay, we stopped for a lot of M&M breaks...

Here's the recipe if you would like to try it out.


1 ½ lbs. White melting chocolate
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Cherrios
2 cups Stick Pretzels
1 – 12 oz. bag M&M’s
2 cups Peanuts (12 oz. can)

• Mix all dry ingredients together in a big bowl
• Melt chocolate (use directions on pkg.)
• Mix to coat
• Spread onto 2 cookie sheets to dry

If you use plain M&M’s, use peanuts for your nuts
If you use peanut M&M’s use cashews
Off brand M&M’s colored coating usually melts
turning mix an ugly brown color – use real M&M’s.


The Weeks Family said...

your white trash recipe is such a hit in Charles' family. I made it 2 years ago and they ask for it all the time! (guess what they're getting for Christmas??? :)

The Martins said...

YUM YUM! I wish I was your neighbor!!

Nickel Mom said...

You're so creative! I wish you were here today to help me with my Christmas centerpiece! :) Your bags look really cute and good! I would love to be your neighbor and get some candy!! Great idea!

Nickel Mom said...

Also....LOVE the picture of you and Russ posing with the m & m's!

Anonymous said...

i can not believe you made all this for the neighbors, that's so great.. you're getting like LInds, when the heck can you woman find the time or energy- maybe i need a change in my life:)