Have you ever heard of neighbor gifts? Is it a Utah thing?
I hadn't heard of neighbor gifts until I moved to Utah. Neighbor gifts usually come in the form of some sort of treat. This year we (and by we I mean Matt) made Muddy Buddies for some of our neighbors. I made the list and packaged them up. Here is the recipe that we got from a Chex website:
9cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
1cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Peanut butter and chocolate are a favorite flavor combo, but peanut butter lovers can substitute peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips to intensify that flavor.
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1.Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
2.In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
3.Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
We have been the recipients of many neighbor gifts this year, all fun and delicious. Thanks neighbors!
Now, leave me a comment with your thoughts on neighbor gifts or some fun ideas.
P.S. Sam just asked me, "Mom, what were the Three Wise men gifts? Gold, Meridian and what's the other one?... Franken sen?"
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