Monday, December 5, 2011

White Gold

Using the best ingredients in what I've decided to call White Gold this holiday season is ridiculously and senselessly fancy, and that's what makes this holiday snack mix taste better than any other version I've sampled before now. I figure the classics are classics for a reason, but elevate them, and they're even more impressive. This isn't something to make in big batches and give away with abandon, so make a small batch and share it with a few deserving people who will understand the wink to tradition.

White Gold

3 cups organic multigrain square cereal

2/3 cup organic pretzels (broken)

1/2 cup roasted and salted peanuts

1/3 cup olive oil soy margarine

1/3 cup Valrhona dark chocolate block

3/4 cup organic powdered sugar

Mix cereal, pretzels, and peanuts into a big bowl. Melt peanut butter, soy margarine, and chocolate in the microwave at 30 seconds at a time stirring in-between so that the chocolate doesn't scorch. Pour it over the dry mix and stir until it's all coated completely. Sift powdered sugar into a large container and then pour in the chocolate-peanut butter mix. Shake until it's all coated white. Lay out your precious White Gold in a thin layer on two plates to cool and set. Serve it in small cups at a party or hide it away in a jar.


T said...

This sounds awesome! I will give the regular stuff just to my enemies, haha.

tender b. said...

This is my kind of snack...salty, sweet and peanutty.

Anonymous said...

I think your father in law would like this!

kale @ tastes good to me! said...

This looks like candy to me!

Dawn said...

Delicious! My mom always made a snack mix like this (but with 'bottom-shelf' ingredients) when we went camping. Love it, and love the idea of upping the ante with Valrhona.

Lesley said...

Ha, I love the name. I know exactly what you mean--I've made a lot of white gold myself!

I may try this but without the peanut butter. Maybe an almond butter. I'm not allergic; I just don't like peanut butter sweets.

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

L, we are SO making this with almond butter this 2012 holiday!


The Chubby Vegetarian said...

L, we are SO making this with almond butter this 2012 holiday!