Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Christmas Gorp

1 & 1/2 c. white chocolate baking morsels
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. plus 2 T. butter
1 T. honey
1/4 t. ground cinnamon (optional)
8 c. Crispix (or other crispy corn and rice cereal squares
1 8 oz. pkg. pretzel-flavored fish-shaped crackers (3 cups)
1 & 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. salted, roasted almonds with skins
2 c. red and green candy-coated chocolate pieces
1 & 1/2 c. sweetened dried cranberries (or raisins)

Combine first 4 ingredients and cinnamon, if desired, in a heavy saucepan. Cook over med. heat, stirring until morsels and butter melt. Place cereal and crackers in a large bowl; add melted white chocolate mixture. Stir until well coated. Let cool slightly.

Place powdered sugar in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add coated cereal mixture in batches; seal bag, and toss well to coat. Combine sugar-coated cereal mixture, almonds, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir gently to blend. Store in an airtight container.

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