Pair my need for chocolate covered anything with our economy sized double-box of Cheerios and my XOXO Mix was born...er, made...mixed into existence!
It's simple and prrretty darn delicious.
Chocolate Covered Xs and Os -- XOXO Mix
- 1 cup toasted oat cereal (Cheerios)
- 1 cup chow mein noodles
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3 Tbs. unsalted butter
- Kosher salt
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter, making sure to stir every 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth and shiny (about 1-1.5 minutes).
Drizzle the melted chocolate onto the cereal mixture and toss to coat. Pour the mix onto a parchment lined sheet pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with a little salt and let sit until the chocolate has set. Break into pieces and store in ziplock bags or airtight containers.