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Crispy Chip Candy Mix

My grandchildren love to help me prepare this recipe. The mix makes a great gift gift because it looks pretty layered in a jar and speeds up the process of creating yummy candies.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Directions

  • Place coconut in a small resealable plastic bag; set aside. In a 1-qt. jar with a tight-fitting lid, layer the cereal, chocolate chips, confectioners' sugar, pecans and cherries. Place bag in jar. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
  • To prepare candy: In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and butter. Stir in candy mix and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in coconut. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 123 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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