In the spirit of Christmas, I usually do some kind of baking. You know — Christmas cookies and the like. I really just have a super old toaster oven that makes my house ridiculously hot, so I knew baking up batches of my famous chocolate chip cookies was not an option. I was looking around at other options and thought about Chex Mix!
Well, turns out you can make something called “The Bomb Diggity” which is as fabulous as it sounds. It is a combination of Chex rice/corn cereal, Honey Grahams cereal, coconut, slivered almonds, and … you know, the regular goodness (corn syrup, sugar, butter). I read through the recipe and knew I could get all the supplies. I ended up calling all the supermarkets on the island and couldn’t find Chex. Instead, I substituted with Kellogg’s brand Crispix.
After mixing the ingredients and together boiling the sugary goodness, you just lay it out to dry on wax paper (and try not to eat it all while it cools). I made 5 full sheets (only two pictured here) and boxed it up in a 2 gallon plastic container. It is addictive and delicious!! I brought it to my CrossFit class to share and a comment was “it’s heaven in your mouth.”
(P.S. Yes, I know it makes no sense to be eating stuff like this at CrossFit but… hey! It’s the holidays, the apocalypse, we’re exercising, etc!)
Recipe for “The Bomb Diggity”
Mix together 6 cups chex/crispix, 6 cups honey grahams, 1 cup slivered almonds, 1 cup coconut in a large bowl. Melt 1 lb butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup and boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. (I also added a few dashes of cinnamon to add to the holiday cheer). Pour this goodness over the dry mix and mix well to coat. Lay out to dry for 20-30 minutes before putting away or it will all clump together.
The hospital Christmas party is tonight so… I’m sure there will be a post about this soon!