December 4, 2009

Candy Jumble

It's time for a treat. My friend Rhonda shared this recipe with me years and years ago. This is how she does it. The ingredients list is short and it is very easy to make.
Candy Jumble ingredients

Candy Jumble
  • 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.
Candy Jumble
Candy Jumble
Turn out onto aluminum foil and quickly spread with a spatula or wooden spoon.
Candy Jumble
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.
Candy Jumble
Immediately plan to make more because this will be gobbled up in no time.
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.