Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Churro Chex Mix (Recipe)

This past weekend, I attended a Mexican-themed potluck. Since I was late to step up to the plate, all of the classic Mexican entrées were already taken and so I decided to tackle a Mexican dessert. I figured that churros -- those long, deep-fried doughnut tasting treats covered in cinnamon and sugar -- would be a big hit, and so I began searching for recipes. Given that I had little time to make these, I searched for a different take on the classic churro. This is when I stumbled upon a recipe for Churro Chex Mix. It looked easy enough, yet delicious, and so I went with it!

Basically, this recipe takes all that sweet goodness from the churro and transforms it into a no-bake, bite-sized, mouth-pleasing replica. Not only are these a sugar lover's dream come true, they are a no-bake, quick-and-easy sweet treat for all. They were definitely a big hit at the potluck and were truly addictive. Caution: once you start, you just can't stop!


9 cups Chex cereal (*I used rice Chex)
2 cups cinnamon chips (*I couldn't find cinnamon chips anywhere, and so I got butterscotch chips instead, which I think were equally delicious, if not more!)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (*I increased the cinnamon to 1 tbsp since I didn't use cinnamon chips)

  1. Pour cereal into a large bowl, set aside. 
  2. Mix sugars and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set that aside too.
  3. Melt cinnamon (or butterscotch) chips and butter in microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Put back in for another 10 seconds and stir again until smooth. If you have to heat it again, just do it for 10 seconds so as not to overheat it.
  4. Pour over cereal mixture and mix until the cereal is all coated. 
  5. Slowly add half of the sugar mixture to the cereal while tossing. Coat the whole mixture and then lay it on wax paper on the countertop. 
  6. Sprinkle the rest of the sugar mixture on top and let it cool before serving or storing.
Yields: Serves a party of 15 (with leftovers)

Verdict: Indulgent and highly addictive...great for a party!

Total Prep Time: 20 minutes

Rating: 9/10

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