Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop

**For the Christmas Cards Blog Hop Click HERE!**

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Dena.  If you just happened to stop by today, make sure you start at the beginning of the line up because you won't want to miss any of the goodies.  There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!
Welcome to the Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Dena.  If you just happened to stop by today, make sure you start at the beginning of the line up because you won't want to miss any of the goodies.

My project today is one of my favorite snacks to make for any kind of gathering!  
Everyone loves it!
Caramel Chex Mix with M&M's.
Bring to a boil:
1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Boil for 90 seconds stirring constantly
add 1 teaspoon Baking Soda and mix thoroughly
Take off the heat and add
1- 17oz box of Corn Chex Cereal
Mix to coat cereal
Bake in a 400* oven for 6 minutes (don't overbake)
Stir and allow to cool for 2 minute.
Add 1/2 to a full bag of M&M's
Stir and continue to "break up" the mixture while it's cooling (otherwise it will cool together in one big clump!)

I made the Treat Box to serve it in- or- you could make one and give the whole thing as a gift!
The paper is all DCWV.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design's November Stamp of the Month Club.  The Ribbon is the Winter Bundle from 3 Girl JAM.
The best tutorial for the box can be found at Love to Crop (Hi Amy!!).

A little candy for one lucky follower:
The Winter Bundle from 3 Girl JAM  and other assorted goodies.

Your next stop is ELLEN.

Thanks for stopping by!

(The whole lineup in case you get lost!)

1) Dena :
2) Robin :
3) Janet N:
4) Carla:
5) Zenita:
6) Jennifer:
7) Kari:
8) Susan:
9) JulieK:
10) Ellen ♥ CardMonkey:
11) Kerri:
12) Janet S:
13) Carol:
14) Christina
15) Staci McD
16) Pam
17) Maria
18) Nicolette-


  1. VERY sweet candy bowls to match the yummy treats. What a great way to stretch those hostessing duties onto our paper supplies. WILL try this one!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. so cute and oh so yummy too Great hop idea


  3. That turned out great! I love chex mix! Christina

  4. How Cute would that be taking to a Christmas Party! Love the Papers that you used. Love It!I'm already a follower of yours. Merry Christmas to you and your family. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  5. Your recipe looks so yummy, I'm going to have to try it. I love your little Treat box, it's so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Julie
    Awesome little treat holder that is so creative!

  7. I love it Julie!!
    TFS the recipe as well :)

  8. love the treat bag you give this yummy treat in!
    have a great holiday!!

  9. love this bowl? container? serving dish, yeah there it is, the right word LOL I have never seen one like this before

  10. Great idea for a bowl and I am a big fan of "chex' Treats mies! TFS
    Nice hopping with you!
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  11. WOW looks Yummy TFS! Cant wait to try Them & the gift box is so cute!

  12. Love your idea of the treat bowl. Can't wait to try the chex mix. Sounds yummy. Thanks for a chance to win.


  13. I so need to make one of these (with the chex mix). The paper is to die for. So glad to be in this hop with you!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  14. Such a cute idea! Love it filled with all the goodies!!! YUM!

  15. great goodie holder & the chex mix looks yummy I love caramel! Sorry I'm so late in hopping but I just got my computer back.
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com