Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas Treat Bags

I pinned this easy recipe for Crock-Pot Snowman Poop (Cake Mix Puppy Chow) a couple of weeks ago from Crock-Pot Ladies. I decided to use this recipe to make treat bags to take to my sister's at Christmas. The kids loved them (and so did most of the grown kids). Here is what you will need:

8 squares of white bark
12.25 oz box of honey flavored O shaped cereal
15.25 oz box funfetti cake mix (the funfetti mix adds little bits of color, but is not as noticeable as you would think, so any white cake mix will do)

assorted Christmas candies
plastic snack sized zip bags
plastic wrap
curling ribbon

I used a 4 qt crock pot for this, but it was filled to the brim making mixing difficult. I recommend using a 6 qt if you have it but the 4 qt is doable.
In crock pot melt white bark on high heat, stirring occasionally. This should take less than an hour, mine took 30 to 40 minutes.
Stir in the entire box of cereal and keep stirring until all of the cereal is well coated with the melted bark. Then slowly add the cake mix while continuing to stir, coating all of the cereal with the cake mix.
Spread out on waxed paper to cool. Once cool put about half a cup of the snowman poop into a snack sized zip bag. Place the snack bag and several pieces of the Christmas candies into the center of a large square of plastic wrap. Bring the corners together and tie with the curling ribbon. Then simply curl the ends of the ribbon.
You can dress these up more but I was doing this last minute and had to use what was available at the store two days before Christmas!

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1 comment:

  1. I really need to use my crockpot more often. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo


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