Gluten-Free Peppermint Bark Chex Mix | The LaVere Altered Cookery

I get a bunch of coupons for Chex cereal, and it frequently goes on sale... and since it's pretty much the only mainstream brand-name cereal that is gluten-free, I stock up as my pantry allows!

I've been seeing a ton of Chex Mixes on Pinterest, and it disappointed me that a lot of them required corn syrup (which I don't use) or rare types of baking chips (where are cinnamon chips throughout the year?!). I wanted something sort of festive, yummy, and really simple to make. This recipe is based off of one I found called Reindeer Feed, but I felt like it needed a little something extra to balance out the almost-too-sweet white chocolate.

And heck, I got to take a hammer to candy canes. That's always got to be fun, right?! :)

Gluten-Free Peppermint Bark Chex Mix

* 6 cups of rice Chex cereal
* 1 bag (12 ounces) of white baking chips
* 1/2 bag (6 ounces) of semi-sweet (or dark) chocolate chips (or a bit more depending on personal taste)
* 1/2 cup of coarsely crushed peppermint candy canes

* Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place cereal in large mixing bowl.
* In microwavable bowl, microwave white baking chips uncovered on high for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Be sure to stir every 30 seconds, until chips are thoroughly smooth and melted.
* Stir in half of the crushed peppermint candy.
* Pour melted mixture over cereal; toss to evenly coat.
* Spread coated cereal in single layer on the cookie sheet.
* Immediately sprinkle with remaining peppermint candy.
* In another microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on high for about 1 minute. Be sure to again stir every 30 seconds, until chips are thoroughly smooth and melted.
* Using a spoon scoop melted chocolate and drizzle over cereal on the cookie sheet. Drizzle until your heart is content. ;)
* Let the mix stand until set/hardened for about 20 minutes. You can stick in the fridge for 5-10 minutes if you're in a hurry.
* Gently break up coated cereal. Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
* Enjoy!

And have a super merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! See you in 2013! :)

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