Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Candy: Blue Christmas!

Blue Christmas

 If this holiday candy looks familiar, it probably is.  It goes by lots of names, most commonly, white trash.  That doesn't sound very appetizing to me, but it is white (normally) and it isn't very healthy, so I guess that's an appropriate name.  

My sister-in-law makes it every year with white chocolate and calls it "Reindeer Tracks."  I've eaten so much of her stuff at one sitting, I've made myself sick.  So, this year, now that we're in a new city with new neighbors and different family members, I decided to make my own version and make it a little more my own.

I absolutely love BLUE.  Especially light blue and turquoise colors.  I also adore ELVIS!  I love the huge "cheese factor" that all the Elvis memorabilia makes millions off of every year. I'm a really easy person to buy for at Christmas time...a $10 tree ornament that sings "Blue Christmas" makes me a happy girl (hint, hint).  Hence, the name of today's recipe....."Blue Christmas." 

Instead of white chocolate (which isn't really chocolate at all), I used "blue" chocolate.  Wilton's makes all different colors of what they call "candy melts," which are just white chocolates and food coloring.  You can find them at Michael's or any other craft store that sells cake decorating supplies.  If you can't find those, just use regular white chocolate morsels.  Don't try to add regular food coloring,  most store bought food colorings are water-based, which is the enemy of white chocolate and all its strange components.  If it comes in contact with anything that remotely resembles water, it will seize up as soon as it heats up.  You'll have a big mess on your hands.  Play it safe, get the candy melts or just use the white stuff from the grocery store.

Blue Christmas

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 2 minutes / Servings: 8-10
Blue Christmas

2 8.75oz. bags Honey Nut Chex Mix
1 9oz. can Mixed Nuts
1 14oz. bag Wilton's Blue Vanilla Flavored Candy Melts
1 cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Line two large cookie sheets with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Spread 1 bag of the Chex Mix onto each cookie sheet.
  3. Spread about 1/3 of the can of nuts onto each cookie sheet. Mix the cereal and nut mixtures well with your hands.
  4. Pour the candy melts into a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave on high heat in 30 second increments, stirring between to help melt the candies and not to burn them.
  5. Pour the 1/2 of the melted candies over each of the cereal and nut mixtures. Stir well with a spatula until all the cereal and nut mixture is coated with the melted candy.
  6. Place each of the cookie sheets in the freezer for about 5 minutes to set the candy.
  7. Remove from the freezer, break up the mixture and place it in a large mixing bowl.
  8. Coat with the powdered sugar and shake the bowl to mix and coat the candy. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
Blue Christmas

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