Several people who saw a picture of this candy on my flickr site asked if I would share the recipe. I am always happy to share, so here you are. 🙂
The ingredients list is short and it is very easy to make.
- 24 oz. pkg. vanilla almond bark
- 2 c. mini marshmallows, white (I tried the colored ones once…they tasted too fruity)
- 2 c. Reese’s Puffs (chocolate and peanut butter cereal…shaped like Kix)
- 2 c. Rice Krispies
- 2 c. mixed nuts or peanuts
- 1 12-oz. package M&M mini baking bits, milk chocolate (to be added after the almond bark and other ingredients are mixed)
Piece two pieces of aluminum foil together (the long way) to make a wide piece about 3′ long. (Fold them together to make a center seam.) Or use a 3′ piece of the wide roll of foil. You will want plenty of room to spread the candy. You do not need to grease or spray the foil with cooking spray.
Melt the almond bark in the microwave on 50% power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, till melted. Check with a fork. It holds its shape when melted. Don’t let any moisture get into it or it will clump. Stir until smooth.
Put all other ingredients, EXCEPT the M&Ms, in a large bowl and mix well. Pour melted almond bark over and stir till well coated. Work quickly. Add M&Ms and stir just to mix well. If stirred too long, the M&M colors begin to melt and run.
Turn out onto aluminum foil and quickly spread with a spatula or wooden spoon.
When cool, break into bite-size pieces and store in zippered storage bags or tins. It makes enough to fill one and a half one-gallon zippered bags.
Immediately plan to make more because this will be gobbled up in no time.
About the M&M baking bits. The little bits are really nice in this recipe, but we can’t find them in our small town very often. And there are two kinds…the milk chocolate and the semi-sweet. I don’t care for the semi-sweet ones at all, so I use regular M&Ms if the little milk chocolate bits are not available. DH bought a few bags of the red and green Christmas M&Ms this week, for making Candy Jumble, and I don’t think they are as pretty in this recipe. The nice mix of colors in the regular bags is better, in my opinion.
After three or four days, the marshmallows tend to harden. If I am shipping this to someone, or giving it as a gift to someone who may not eat it right away, I leave out the marshmallows and add some extra cereal to make up the difference in volume.
Enjoy! ~~Rhonda 🙂