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I know! You can find a Chex Mix recipe on any Chex cereal box, especially during the holidays. However, this one is my favorite version, probably because it’s the one I enjoyed growing up in the 60s. I like to serve it as a snack at parties or during the holidays.
I searched high and low for a recipe for a hot chocolate mix that uses real powdered milk — not non-dairy creamer! This is the best recipe I could find for a make-head hot chocolate mix. Unlike most powdered milks, the Milkman brand gives a rich and real-milk taste to this ultimate comfort beverage. I was very surprised and happy with the results.
Prepare this mix ahead of time and store it in the pantry until you want a quick mug o’ liquid chocolate. It can also be given in a gift jar along with the instructions.
Our grandma, “Gommie”, made these nuts for many years. We’ve found two slightly different variations of the recipe, both in her own handwriting. One calls for a little more nuts than the other. I give them away at Christmas or as little gifts throughout the year, and they’re always a huge hit. Recently, a happy recipient referred to them as “little nuggets of gold” and said he could not stop eating them.