Valentine Coconut Almond Chex Mix

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by on January 30, 2014

Valentine Coconut Almond Chex Mix

Treat your Valentine right with this easy and oh-so-decadent Valentine Coconut Almond Chex Mix.   It is colorful, crunchy, salty, and sweet – did we get all your taste sensations there?

The recipe really is simple, and I like that I can save on the ingredients by shopping sales this time of year and/or using coupons. The coconut adds a tropical feel, and since I was married in Hawaii, that always reminds me of love.

Kids will have fun finding their favorite saying on a conversation heart – and everyone will enjoy eating this one. Give it as a gift to friends, neighbors, teachers or family – and don’t forget to make enough for you to enjoy it, too.

Valentine Coconut Almond Chex Mix

Valentine Coconut Almond Chex Mix
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cups grated coconut
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • 1 cup heart candy
  • sprinkles (optional)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Light Karo syrup
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, mix together, cereal, coconut, nuts, and pretzels. Set aside to make sauce.
  2. In a medium sauce pan start the sauce by adding the sugar, butter and Karo syrup. Cook over medium heat while slowing melting the butter and blending the ingredients together. Stir while heating.
  3. Once it comes to a boil cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Take it off heat and add Vanilla. Pour it over the top of cereal mixture in bowl. Stir it until all the cereal is well coated.
  5. Then pour out on a greased cookie sheet, and top with sprinkles (optional).
  6. Let cool, store in zip lock bag, enjoy!

 

More Valentine’s Day ideas:

Valentine Hearts Rice Krispies Treats

18 Valentine’s Day Crafts

DIY Valentine’s Day Children’s Sensory Bin

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  • http://www.capturingmagicalmemories.com Capturing Magical Memories

    That is just about too cute to eat. I could see the kids loving helping to make it too.

  • http://www.blessedelements.com/create Grace Hodgin

    Those little hearts are fun and kids do get a kick out of finding that special message just for them. I love that almonds are added as that would make these really great tasting.

  • Cindy Batchelor

    Ooh this looks yummy! i love coconut! Thanks for sharing!

  • Trisha Grimes

    I absolutely love this idea! I don’t eat those heart candies but I think this would be great to make for my daughters Valentine’s Day party at her dance class! The kids will love them!

  • Lexie Lane

    This looks beautiful and something I really want to put my hands into. I could imagine myself just grabbing a handful and shoving it into my mouth for all the mixed taste! Yum! I love coconut too!

  • Nilsa

    Looks delicious. The grated coconut tops it off just perfectly.

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