Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chex Mix Neighbor Gifts


Have you made your neighbor gifts yet? Growing up my mom always gave out boxes of white chocolate covered oreos but I haven't gotten into a groove of my own yet. We usually make cookies or something easy to do with the kids. I was really excited when MyBlogSpark contacted me about doing a Check Party Mix-Change as a fresh take on a cookie exchange. Our group made three kinds of Chex Mix from the recipes provided in the party kit and Chex.com (they have a crazy huge list!)
 
Chex Caramel Chocolate Drizzles- I added Chocolate Cheerios and Dried Cherries (yummy!)


Then we drizzled on a bunch of chocolate for added deliciousness (can you tell this one was my favorite?)

 My Tall Man's favorite- half of the Chex is covered in white chocolate, the other in peanut butter chips, tossed together with Reese's Pieces and Cashews (that I should have toasted- but remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful delicious and this went fast anyways!)


Last but now least- Muddy Buddies. I've never made this before but after I read the recipe I had a little Joey from Friends moment (remember with Rachel's Shepherd's Pie Trifle?) Chocolate? Good. Peanut butter? Good. Powdered Sugar? Good. No wonder I've always liked this stuff.

We loved making these different varieties of Chex Mix together and it was a fast, fun, and delicious activity- no stress, hardly any mess, and something for everyone. I have a gift pack to giveaway to one reader courtesy of MyBlogSpark. The winner will recieve a $20 giftcard to buy ingredients and decorations to go with the 2 boxes of Chex Mix cereal, recipes, and takeout containers to share your treats in. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment letting me know your favorite Christmas neighbor gift to give (or receive!) US Residents only and giveaway will be open until Saturday night.

"Disclosure: The Chex Party Mix-Change product, information, and giveaway have been provided by Chex through MyBlogSpark."Opinions are my own.

38 comments:

sarah h said...

I make toffee for my friends and neighbors. It's a pretty easy recipe and I have a big sheet pan that I pour it on to cool. Add melted chocolate and some slivered almonds, and it's done! I like it really thin and crispy.

Mami2jcn said...

Christmas sugar cookies or brownies are a nice neighbor gift.

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Carolyn said...

We usually make cookies...all kinds. But I'm all about trying to keep things simple during December. Love muddy buddies!

one frugal lady said...

Although I am drooling over those pictures, I love when my neighbors stop by with a bottle of wine! We sit and talk for hours!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Kathleen Strickler said...

White Christmas and Snowballs. A super sweet, Rice Chex and Golden Grahams mix drizzled with melted white chocolate (if I win, I'll share the recipe). And the snowballs are Russian Teacakes dusted with powdered sugar. Brings a Christmas-y, snowy feeling to my neighbors who do not generally see snow every year. They are both addicting, and I have to make a TON in order to make sure my neighbors get a good-sized quantity. We deliver these goodies as a family to their doorsteps and sing Christmas carols.

JC said...

My favorite Christmas neighbor gift to give- gingerbread cookies and coffee/tea set.

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Cookies! Everyone looks receiving cookies!

amanda @ fakeginger.com

Shari said...

I do cookies every year and sometimes candies or chocolate covered pretzels to add in.

Anonymous said...

I love Chex! It's perfect to transport. Chocolate-covered pretzels are also up on the list on gift giving. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
Margaret
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Audra Roberts said...

Sparkling Cider! I like to give them away just because they look fancy and they keep well.

Katie said...

I'm sad to say I've never made anything for my neighbors...does that make me a bad person? The chex mix would be a lovely idea though since its different than your standard cookies.

ytsmom said...

My go-to has been miniature quick bread loaves, but every loves Chex Mix!

Alyson R said...

How can I resist saying a pineapple? I have far too many memories of singing, "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" to dozens of families as fast and as loud as we could and then handing over a pineapple. Now a days, I do a mix of candy and loaves of bread depending on the neighbor, age, relationship, etc.

LaNell said...

A few years back I discovered a miracle cleaning product. I bought dozens of bottles and wrote a cute poem about limiting stress caused by weight gain and a dirty home. Some friends loved it others were disappointed not to get the Oreos. Dieting has obviously been a bust so I'm thinking that Caramel Chocolate Drizzle and a clean bathroom might be a good compromise.

Tara said...

I love getting homemade jams or salsas! Or chocolate covered pretzels are always yummy!

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Laraine Eddington said...

I love getting homemade toffee from my sister.

Tiffany said...

I like getting infused oils for "neighbor gifts.

pxilated said...

My neighbors and I usually give each other fruit from our trees.

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

I love it when my neighbor gives us a box of oranges each year. I bake a lot already, so the gift of fruit is nice:)

brenda said...

My daughter and I make "cookies in a jar" for some of our neighbors and close friends. That way when they need a quick dessert or find themselves homebound on a cold day in New England, they can add eggs and butter and have some warm cookies!

Kathryn said...

We do holiday cookies! The kids love to bake and give them and receive them!

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Jennifurla said...

I am making neighborgifts this weekend!

AubreyLaine said...

Christmas sugar cookies :)
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Toystory said...

Homemade cookies! Easy to make a variety dish and fun to give!
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coasterkim said...

My go to neighbor gift is a small poinsettia or a plate of homemade cookies.

Anonymous said...

I often take pretzels and melt a Hershey hug on it and top it off with a red or green M&M. I put a bunch of these in a baggie tied with pretty ribbon or in a mug.
noel.christmas365 at gmail dot com

sharonjo said...

I like to make up plates of homemade Christmas cookies for the neighbors. I have about eight kinds I make each year so end up with a nice variety for each.

Thank you for the giveaway.
sharonjo at gwtc dot net

Amanda said...

I make a peppermint white chocolate fudge and a cranberry and pistachio white chocolate fudge that I like to give to neighbors.

amanda.corley@ymail.com

Rosa said...

Oatmeal cookies in a red plate with Christmas wrapping, is a nice gift for a neighbor.

Laura said...

I make rosemary foccacia for our sweet neighbors!

Laurasu82 at yahoo.com

Karin said...

fudge or English toffee bars--- Mmmmmm! Good.

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Fantastic Christmas treat - looks and sound delicious - you are sweet making goodies for your neighbours - wish I lived close!!
mary x

Julie said...

Make cookies and give scented candles to my neighbor-she loves candles
thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.co

Amanda Leach said...

Making cookies...

Chris, Jana and the Kids said...

We make homemade soft pretzles and cheese.. mmmmmm! But this year I was looking for something different. Might try this.

Chris, Jana and the Kids said...

we make homemade soft pretzles and jam. Yuummm-o

Kristi said...

I know I'm too late to win anything, but I received the best neighbor gift ever last week. A block of cream cheese, a container of homemade cranberry salsa, and wheat thins. HOLY YUMMINESS! Best neighbor gift ever I'm totally doing it when I don't live by her anymore. :o) I gave out Auburn's mom's butterscotch bon bons this year. YUM. Almost as yum as the cranberry/cream cheese treat. :o)

Christine said...

Pumpkin bread. It's my specialty and everyone loves it! :)

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