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Crispy Chip Candy Mix Recipe

Crispy Chip Candy Mix Recipe

My grandchildren love to help me prepare this recipe. The mix makes a great gift gift because it looks pretty layered in a jar and speeds up the process of creating yummy candies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Directions

  • 1. Place coconut in a small resealable plastic bag; set aside. In a 1-qt. jar with a tight-fitting lid, layer the cereal, chocolate chips, confectioners' sugar, pecans and cherries. Place bag in jar. Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  • 2. To prepare candy: In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and butter. Stir in candy mix and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in coconut. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 123 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.