Chocolate Covered Party Mix

Today I suddenly had the urge to make up a party mix recipe, so I did! My family liked it, and I hope you will too. I present… my very own Chocolate Covered Party Mix!

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Yield: About 2 quarts

Party Mix:

  • 4 cups of Cheerios
  • 3 cups of Honeycomb cereal
  • 1 cup of roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup of M&Ms (or a similar chocolate candy. I used Reese’s Pieces.)

Chocolate Sauce

  • 3/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of coconut (optional)
  • a pinch of salt (optional if your roasted peanuts are salted already)


Combine the Party Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the Chocolate Sauce ingredients (except for the coconut which you will add later) in a small pan. Stir the mixture over medium heat until it is smooth and melted, then mix in coconut. Pour the Chocolate Sauce over the Party Mix and mix thoroughly until everything is coated. Enjoy! Store the leftovers (if you have any 😀 ) in a Ziploc bag.


I hope you enjoy this yummy snack!



Choco-Peanut-Butter Candy Bark!

This is what I made for my brother’s birthday a while ago:

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I made up the recipe for this candy bark, because originally I was going to make candy bark from a recipe, but we didn’t have all the ingredients or I didn’t like the recipe or something, so I decided to make up a recipe myself. I call it “Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bark.” Or “Choco-Peanut-Butter Candy Bark” for short(er).

Now for a short description. Ahem. This candy bark is delicately flavored with only the finest chocolate and creamiest peanut butter on earth, and sprinkled with deliciously candied pecans… OK, enough fancy language. I’ll translate that for you. This candy bark is made with semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter, and sprinkled with yummy candied pecans. My family rated it five out of five stars (to add to my meal planner thingy), so it had better be good!

OK, I think the introduction is long enough now, let’s get to the recipe!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bark

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil (or any oil)
  • 1/2 cup of candied pecans (I found a most delicious recipe for candied pecans on Pinterest right here. Seriously, even if you don’t make the candy bark, you should make these. You can do pecans instead of almonds.)

Melt the first three ingredients in a pan until smooth. Add candied pecans. Cover a cookie sheet in parchment paper, and pour the mixture onto it. Melt two tablespoons of peanut butter. (You can add just a few chocolate chips.) Drop the peanut butter in little dots all over the candy bark. Use a toothpick to swirl everything together to get a pretty marbled effect. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours until candy is hard and brittle. Break into pieces and serve!


I hope you enjoy this candy as much as we did!



Fried Bananas & Chocolate Pudding – Yum!

I know it may sound a little weird, but you can actually fry bananas!  (And yes, they are delicious.)  You can find the recipe here, but here are a few things I did differently:

1.  I used a griddle instead of a skillet which makes the bananas easier to flip.  (That was actually my mom’s idea!)

2.  I used coconut oil instead of pan spray.

3.  I served them with homemade chocolate pudding! (recipe here)  This pudding recipe is also delicious. It says to make it in the microwave, but I have also made it on the stove and it worked just fine.

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Happy cooking!