If you can't resist licking the spoon when you bake cupcakes, this recipe is for you! This Holiday Cupcake Chow tastes irresistibly like cupcake batter, with all the mess replaced by a bit of yummy crunch instead!
Get your chow in the holiday spirit using some red and green sprinkles, and you've got a snack or dessert to share! Beware - this stuff is addictive!
- 4.5 cups Rice Chex cereal
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 10 ounces white chocolate candy melts or pure white chocolate
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2/3 cup assorted holiday sprinkles
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Pour the cereal in a large bowl, set aside.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, cream, and white chocolate. Stir constantly until the white chocolate is fully melted. The mixture will be very thick and buttery.
Remove from heat. Stir in almond extract.
Pour warm white chocolate mixture over cereal. Stir it all together gently, making sure not to break the cereal. Wait about 3-4 minutes, then gently fold in the sprinkles - you don't want the sprinkles to lose their color.
In a large ziploc bag or covered container, add the powdered sugar. Pour the white chocolate covered cereal into the large bag or container. Seal the bag or container and gently shake until all the cereal is coated with the powdered mixture.
Discard excess powder and enjoy. Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks - note that this will get less crunchy (omit the butter to avoid this).