1. In a very large bowl combine cereals, pretzels, and peanuts. Set aside.
2. Melt baking pieces according to package directions. Pour melted chocolate over cereal mixture. Stir gently to coat.
3. Spread on a large piece of waxed paper or parchment paper.
4. Sprinkle with mint chocolate pieces.
5. Cool and break into pieces.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or in the freezer for 1 month.
* Bring a tub of this to your holiday party, or prepare individual bags for gifts. The mixture of sweet and salt in this snack is addictive!
Christmas celebrations were once banned by leaders of churches and nations. Now secular and religious leaders participate freely and even encourage celebrating the Nativity. Lights, Christmas trees and even mistletoe, all have their birth in the pagan celebration of the Festival of Lights during the winter solstice. As Christianity became the prevailing custom, these traditions took on new Christian meanings.
The tradition of a chex mix snack dates back only to the 1950's when "Chex Party Mix" was printed on boxes of Chex cereal and was served at holiday parties. Today there are many variations of this recipe, customized to various seasons and events.