Kroger and Chex Giveaway ... by C.L. Beck

Yes, it's time for the Kroger-Chex Giveaway! But first, a few funnies and then the rules ...

Wahoo! It's that time of year when we bake delicious goodies and celebrate Christmas. In honor of the season, I'm holding a Kroger®-Chex® Giveaway for a chance to win one $25 Kroger Family of Stores gift card (includes Smiths, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyers, and others) and samples of Chex cereal.

Seriously, at my house it just does not feel like Christmas if we don't have Chex Party Mix. I've made many batches over the years, including Chex Traditional Party Mix and Chex Muddy Buddies. And yes, I'm telling you the truth when I say I buy my Chex cereal at Krogers! (Smith's Food and Drug.)

In 1986, my mom started making a party mix with Corn Chex that she calls Mexican Munchies and to the best of our knowledge, she's the original creator of the recipe. Sometimes I make a big batch for Christmas and freeze a portion for our New Year's celebration. That way we have double the Chex fun! I'll share that recipe with you ... it's posted below the giveaway rules.

What Chex Says:
Cheers to a season filled with delicious, homemade holiday treats! Kroger and Chex Cereal have joined forces to help you whip up recipes for your holiday entertaining that are easy on your time as well as your budget!

There are so many great tasting Chex Party Mix recipes that you can make in the microwave in only 15 minutes! Try The Original Chex Party Mix or Chex Ginger-Honey Crunch for sure crowd pleasers.

Looking for an easy gift idea for friends, family or co-workers? Try wrapping your favorite Chex Party Mix in a colorful tin or bag and personalize it with your own recipe card. (Note from Cindy: I've given Chex Mix many times and it's a wonderful gift!)

To make things even sweeter, Kroger Family of Stores will have Chex cereal on sale so you can impress your guests without stressing your wallet. For 3 weeks, from December 2nd - December 25th, Kroger will offer Chex cereal at their lowest prices of the year!

Kroger-Chex Giveaway Rules (Dec 13-Dec 19, 2010): To enter, leave a comment on this blog article before midnight MST, Dec 19, 2010. Please leave your email address so I don't have to track you down if you win. The winner will be announced on Monday, Dec 20.

Can't think of anything to say in a comment? Tell us which Chex products you enjoy the most, or share your favorite Chex recipe! Or, tell us which Kroger Family of Stores you enjoy shopping at.

(Thanks for entering! This giveaway sponsored by Chex, Kroger, and MyBlogSpark® . All information plus the compensation I received in the form of a $25 gift card and samples of Chex, came from from Chex and Kroger, and through MyBlogSpark. However, my opinions of the event, of the companies involved, and the quality of the products mentioned are my own. If for some reason there is no winner, or I can not get in contact with the winner, I will redraw or give the prize to charity, at MyBlogSpark's and my discretion.)

Mexican Munchies Recipe
By Roberta K.

1 can French-fried onions (3 ounce can)
1 can potato sticks (4 ounce can)
2 c. Corn Chex
3/4 cup Spanish peanuts
1/4 c. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp Mexican Munchies homemade seasoning mix, OR 2 Tbsp commercially prepared taco seasoning mix

In a large bowl, melt butter on high for 45 seconds. Stir in 2 TBSP of seasoning mixture. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently until all pieces are coated. Microwave on high for 6-7 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Place Mexican Munchies on paper towels to cool and then store in airtight container. May be frozen.

And one last funny ...

Blog article © C.L. (Cindy) Beck. Recipe © Roberta Kieliger. Funnies received in an email from Karen Mittan. Artists' websites are unknown. ------


tyrca said...

I would love to enter your contest. I love chex mix, and I even eat chex with milk for breakfast. email: tyrca@yahoo.com


Mami2jcn said...

I like the muddy buddy recipe from Chex.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

JC said...

I love Rice Chex, Kroger has best deals to stock up on them.

Happy Holidays!
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Slamdunk said...

Your cartoons had me laughing--which is not good since I am supposed to be quiet while everyone else in the house is snoozing.

allthingsnew said...

Muddy Buddies are my favorite Chex recipe! They are so, so yummy ;)

stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

Taffy said...

The cartoons are awesome! Love the girl reindeer one.
Muddy Buddy are evil and addicting. Still make them.


Anonymous said...

Yay! There are so many great chex recipes. I like good old chex mix, myself!

gina.m.maddox AT gmail.com

Unknown said...

We love muddy buddies!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Chex recipe is Cranberry-Nut Cinnamon Chex Mix :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Mari said...

I like the Chai Crunch recipe.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Cindy Beck, author said...

Thank you all for commenting ... I loved hearing about your favorite Chex recipes and I can see I'm going to have to try a few that I've never had before. :)

Also, after talking again with my mom, she wasn't sure if she created the Mexican Munchies recipe (it was a lonngggg time ago) or adapted it, so I thought I would clarify that.

Good luck to all of you in the contest!

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

I love the ccc

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Melanie said...

I love that Rice Chex are gluten and corn free. We make our own version of caramel popcorn, in trail mix bags, or in lieu of popcorn, with melted butter. It's a great time of year to stock up!

Cindy, love your cartoons. Even my tree is heavy around the bottom thanks to my little elf;-)

Triple Nickel said...

Love Chex Mix! I eat it by the gallon!!! Love your blogs just as much!
Loved the cartoons too!

Cathy said...

Our neighbors always make chex mix at Christmas time. My daughter keeps asking me if I've taken over their gift yet so they'll bring over a bowl.

Carol L. said...

I love the cartoons lol especially the first and last. Can always count on you Cindy to cheer up the moment. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Carol L

Carol L. said...

Forgot to say Thanks for your Mom's recipe. Love it. :)
Carol L

Anonymous said...

Thank you for helping us smile. I had two cute little elves decorate my Christmas tree and I love it!

Have a VERY Merry Christmas! We are missing a special family that now lives in Alabama!

Thank you for cheering us up!