Friday, October 8, 2010

Xs and Os

Does anyone remember having 'reindeer antlers' as a kid?  You might have had 'bird's nests' around Easter time.  Either way, they were delicious and simply mounds of chocolate covered chow mein noodles.  They've been on my mind lately and the bag of noodles in the pantry was just begging to be drenched in chocolate.

Pair my need for chocolate covered anything with our economy sized double-box of Cheerios and my XOXO Mix was, 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 very large bowl, combine the cereal, noodles, coconut, cranberries, and almonds.  Toss to evenly distribute all of the goodies.

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.

1 comment:

  1. oh YUM! this looks fabulous. and seriously, who doesn't like *anything* drenched in chocolate? thanks for sharing! :)