Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cranberry-Nut Chex® Mix and A Chance For You To Win A Red Carpet Hosting Kit

Dressing up for a party and hosting is lots of fun. I like to go with a theme when I am hosting a party, so I can prepare the food and atmosphere to coordinate for everyone to have fun. When we are watching red carpet events like the Oscars, I like to keep our party casual and watch who is winning, which of our favourite movies get the awards, and get to know of movies worth watching.
While enjoying the show, we like to snack on goodies. I prepare the snacks ahead of time, so I don't have to get up and miss the fun :) 
Chex is a wonderful go-to snack for any big event and I had fun using the gluten free Chex to make this sweet snack. This recipe is adapted from here.

6 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal
1 cup walnut halves
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereal and walnuts, and set aside.
In a 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, orange juice concentrate and oil on high 1 minute then stir. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and then microwave again if need be for another 30 seconds, until the mixture is hot. 

Pour the mixture over the cereal and walnuts, and stir until evenly coated. Microwave the cereal uncovered for 2 minutes and then stir. Microwave for another 2 minutes and stir again. Do not microwave continuously without stirring, as it will burn in the bottom. You can avoid burning the bottom of the dish by microwaving every minute and stirring instead of 2 minutes, if your microwave usually cooks fasters. 

Stir in the cranberries last, so it does not get cooked. Spread the mixture on a waxed paper or foil to cool before serving. Store in tightly covered container.
Here are more Hollywood inspired recipes using Chex and $1 off coupon.
Giveaway
Win this Red Carpet Hosting kit by entering the giveaway through the rafflecopter below before February 28th. This giveaway is open to everyone in Canada. Please follow my social media networks and leave comments to win.

The kit includes 
1 box of Rice Chex cereal 
1 box of Honey Nut Chex cereal One 
1 Gourmet Settings Windermere Solid Spoon Server 
1 Pasabahce Lyric Ophelia Serving Bowl 
4 Home Essentials For Home Glass Dessert Bowl 
4 Microlux Microfiber Polyester Napkin 
4 Attitudes Weave Metal Napkin Ring
Update: The winner is Piroska

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55 comments:

  1. Yes I live in Canada - in Ontario. We love Chex! Definitely going to try the recipe you posted. We do watch red carpet events but have never hosted a party, might be a fun idea! (Judy Cowan)

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  2. I live in ON. I have had Chex before, but never used them in a recipe! I love everything about Red Carpet events!

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  3. I am in Ontario. I might have tried Chex when I was younger, but not for years. I like watching some red carpet events.

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  4. I live in BC. I've eaten Chex a few times -- mostly in snack mixes -- yummy! I enjoy watching red carpet events:)

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  5. I live in NL. I've tried Chex before, I often make "puppy chow" with it for the kids. I don't usually watch Red Carpet events.

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  6. I live in Ontario and I never tried chex but seen them at the store they look yummy

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  7. I'm in Toronto ON. I love Chex! I make a Christmas Chex Mix each year.
    I do watch Red Carpet invents.

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  8. Live in NB. I've had Chex Mix Snack Mixes and they are great. I love watching red carpet events.

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  9. I live in NB. I've had Chex Mix Snack Mixes which are great. I like watching red carpet events

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  10. Live in Ontario. Have had Chex before. Not a huge fan of red carpet events.

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  11. I live in Ontario. I've never tried Chex before and yes, I do like watching red carpet events.

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  12. i live in ontario. i have tasted and like chex! i like to look at at the pics of the red carpet events

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  13. I live in Nova Scotia. I have not tried Chex. I like watching the Red carpet events

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  14. I'm in Mississauga, Ontario.I have tried Chex before and think it's great to munch on while watching our favourite red carpet event. Great giveaway !

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  15. I'm in Mississauga, Ontario.I have tried Chex before and think it's great to munch on while watching our favourite red carpet event. Great giveaway !

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  16. I'm from Ontario.
    I tried Chex years ago and enjoyed it.
    Red Carpet events don't really interest me.

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  17. Please let me know where in Canada you live?]
    MANITOBA
    Have you tasted Chex before?
    MADE PUPPY CHOW WITH CHEX AND LOVED IT.
    Do you enjoy watching Red Carpet events?
    I DON'T USUALLY WATCH.

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  18. live in Saskatchewan
    have tried Chex before and enjoyed it
    I watch some Red Carpet events but don't sit glued to the TV

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  19. I live in Ontario. I have had Chex several times in Chex mix. (Maggie K.)

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  20. I am from Newfoundland and I have eaten Chex. I do like Red carpet events.

    Florence c

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  21. I live in BC, I have had CHEX before and I adore Red Carpet events!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  22. Toronto
    Never have
    I don't think I've watched the Red Carpet events before

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  23. I live in Alberta, Yes we eat Chex all the time. One of my oldest son's favourite cereal and no I don't enjoy watching red carpet events. I watch very little tv :)

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  24. I live in Ontario....LOVE the red Carpets events and love the chex snacks because I love crunchy snacks! (Lori Jackson)

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  25. I live in NB. I haven't had Chex in forever! I enjoy Red Carpet events!

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  26. Hi. I am from British Columbia. I make homemade nuts and bolts about three times a year and use Chex cereals. I try to watch red carpet events but generally get to fidgety to hang in there when they are long.

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  27. I live in Newfoundland, I havent` tried Chex before,I do enjoy watchng some red carpet events.
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  28. Alberta here, yes I love Chex and love watching red carpets, I'm kind of obsessed!!

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  29. I am from Winnipeg Manitoba and I love Chex! We watch the Oscars and Peoples Choice awards at our home!

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  30. I live in manitoba, have not tried chex and love watching the red carpet events

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  31. NB, and I have had Chex before. I really like their texture.

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  32. oops, I forgot. No I don't watch TV.

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  33. Ontario, no I haven't tried it and not really into watching that.

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  34. I am in SK - I have tried the gluten free chex but not the regular kind. I enjoy the red carpet show moreso than the awards!

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  35. I live in Alberta. I haven't had Chex in a very long time. Sometimes I watch the red carpet events.
    Thanks.

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  36. I live in Alberta. I have not had Chex recently. I enjoy watching Red Carpet events if I have someone watching with me so we can make comments on what everyone is wearing.

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  37. I live in Ontario. I have tried Chex before. In fact, it's one of my favorite snacks. As for the red carpet, I enjoy watching it to see favorite celebrities and beautiful dresses.

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  38. I live in Saskatchewan. I haven't had Chex for a couple of years. I only watch the award shows once in a while.

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  39. 1st : I love Chex, so does my son. 2nd, I live in Ontario :) and I watch the oscars once in a while.

    JaimeeM

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  40. I live in Ontario and yes I have tasted Chex before. I love using them in my party mix recipe. Red Carpet....well not really enjoy watching it. I catch the highlights later on social media.
    (Debbie W)

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  41. I live in Alberta , No I have never tried chex before
    I haven't watched the Oscars in years

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  42. ontario - we like chex - only watch occasionally

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  43. I live in NW Ontario. I LOVE Chex. And I do love watching most Red Carpet events (except Tonies).

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  44. I live in Newfoundland and I love CHEX!

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  45. I live in Ontario and my family and I love Chex. I only watch red carpet events if I have time.

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  46. Ontario. Have had Chex. I watch red carpet events occasionally

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  47. i'm in BC, I have had Chex years ago, and I love watching red carpet events when they are on

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  48. I live in MB and have had Chex and neutral on red carpet events

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  49. In ntario - yes i've had Chex and I love Chex mix - great snack! Not all that into red carpet events.

    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

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  50. I am from Ottawa, Ontario. I have tried Chex before and loved them. I love watching the red carpet awards.

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  51. I live on Ontario and I have tried Chex before. I don't usually watch red carpet events.

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  52. I live in MB Canada, love Chex and do like Red carpet events :)

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  53. I live in alberta and my family loves chex cereal and watching awards too!

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  54. I am from BC, love Chex and do not watch red carpet events!

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  55. I live in Ontario. I have had Chex as a cereal and mix. If I am around, I like to watch red carpet events but prefer to follow online.

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