A huge thank you to Cascade for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own.
I’m not a huge baker or anything, but I do like to eat. As a busy millennial though, I don’t have tons of time to make fancy meals or spend hours in the kitchen. I just don’t.
So today I thought I’d share with you guys one of my go-to recipes that I tend to make over and over again. This super-easy white chocolate trail mix is delicious, but let me warn you, it can be a little messy.
Lucky for me though, I’m a big fan of Cascade, and their Cascade Platinum pods make the cleanup process a breeze.
Alright, let’s get to the point – here’s how to do it!
- 2 bags of white chocolate morsels
- 1 bag of Chex mix
- 1 family size bag of M&Ms (peanut, regular, or both)
- A big box of Fruit Loops
STEP #1: Get all your ingredients together
Try not to eat them yet.
STEP #2: Pour everything in a bowl
Do this in batches. (1/3 box of Fruit Loops, 1/3 bag of Chex Mix, 1/3 bag of M&Ms)
STEP #3: Mix it all up
Again, don’t eat any of it yet.
STEP #4: Melt the chocolate
It’s not a good idea to melt the whole bag of chocolate. I’ll typically melt half a bag at a time. Put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Then take it out, stir it a little more, and put it back in for another 20-30 seconds. Just be careful here because depending on what kind of bowl you’re using, it can get really hot. Use an oven mis so you don’t burn yourself (because aint nobody got time for that.)
STEP #5: Pour the melted chocolate over the mix
This is what you’re left with. See? Already starting to get dirty. By this point I had already gotten white chocolate all over my microwave and Joe was lecturing me about it.
Aaaand my oven mit was also a casualty.
But I don’t care. It was so worth it because I had this deliciousness right here. ?
STEP #6: Grab some parchment paper
Place a big piece of parchment paper on your counter. Otherwise, you’re going to make an even bigger mess.
STEP #7: Pour the white chocolate
Pour the white chocolate-covered mix all over the parchment paper. Let it dry/harden for about 10 minutes.
Try to lay out the mix as spread out as possible. That’ll allow it to dry faster.
While it’s drying, repeat steps 1-7 two additional times finishing off your second and third batches.
STEP #8: Clean it all up!
By the time I’m all done with the trail mix, all I want to do is eat it. But instead, I normally get a ton of anxiety because I’m left with THIS mess.
White chocolate all over my bowls. White chocolate all over my spoons. And yea, I just hate having to clean it all. But this time around I remembered I had some Cascade Platinum pods handy, so I decided to put them to use.
I literally didn’t even rinse any of the bowls before throwing them in the dishwasher. With Cascade Platinum, that’s one of the biggest selling points of the product. No need to rinse because Cascade will get the job done.
But still, I gotta say, I was skeptical. I don’t usually throw my dishes in the dishwasher without rinsing them completely.
So I decided to give it a try, popped one of these pods in, and prayed that it would work. Otherwise, I was gunna have a lot of dishes to re-wash.
Well, people, I was pleasantly surprised! Every bit of chocolate had been washed off those bowls!
Nice and sparkly dishes!
So yea, next time you’re planning to make your favorite recipe, or MESSipe, in this case, be sure to grab some Cascade Platinum to make the clean-up process so much easier.
Less clean up means more eating, and I don’t know about you, but I like the way that sounds!
PS – Here’s the video version in case you’d like to see the whole process for yourself!
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