Sweet Nutcracker Chow

Son of a Nutcracker! We all know nutcrackers feed on nuts. Duh! But did you know they also love gingerbread? Or at least that’s what we’re assuming by the looks of our rapidly disappearing Nutcracker Chow made with gingerbread infused cookie butter. The Nutcrackers at our Nutcracker Holiday Tea couldn’t get enough of the stuff and we’re pretty sure all of your holiday guests will feel the same. So get crackin and whip up a batch of your own! Sugar Fairy Approved!

INGREDIENTS

  • 9 cups Crispix cereal
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup cookie creamy spread
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup holiday M&Ms

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, cookie butter and butter uncovered on “High” for 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour in the cereal, stirring carefully until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon ziplock bag.
  2. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well-coated. Pour in M&Ms and shake. Store in an airtight container/bag in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Ready, Set, Sweet!

Whistles are blowing, marching bands are  marching, and crowds are cheering. Are you ready for some football! You most likely won’t find us watching the game play for play, but grazing the tailgate spread instead, especially if Brownie Bugles Bites are on hand. Think puppy chow meets white trash smothered in gooey goodness. It’s definitely a game changer! 


Brownie Bugle Bites

Ingredients

4 cups Brugles

1 (5.3 ounce) package Rolos, unwrapped

1 cup Heath Butter Brickle Bits 

2 tablespoons butter

1 dark chocolate brownie mix , plus ingredients on the back of the box 

1 cup of dark chocolate chips

Instructions
Put Bugles into a large plastic bag. Set aside.

Melt Rolos in a heat safe bowl over a pot of hot simmering water. When they are almost all the way melted, stir in butter until combined.

Pour the melted chocolate/caramel mixture into the bag of Bugles. Gently move it around with both of your hands.

With only half of the Bugles covered, open the plastic bag, and sprinkle in 1 1/2 cups dry brownie mix and Heath. Continue moving it around in the bag gently.

Make the other half of the brownies mix with 1.5 eggs, 1/3 cup oil, 2.5 tbs of water. Melt 1 cup dark chocolate chips.

Pour the bugle mixture into a bowl and cover with the made brownie mix.  Place on a parchment lined large baking sheet and pour melted chocolate on top and gently stir. Allow to cool. 

*recipe inspired by Simply Gloria