#SeasonsEatings: Pin to win with Harris Teeter + Puppy Chow Recipe + GIVEAWAY

Sunday, December 1, 2013

This time of year it's so hard to get me out of the kitchen.  That's not to say I'm an excellent cook or anything.  I just love it.  I love the smells, the sounds and the mess that typically come from a well-loved kitchen around the holidays.

One of my favorite things to make every Christmas is the always yummy "puppy chow mix," however - I like to add a little Christmas spin on it and I call it reindeer food!  My best friend always brings it to our Christmas exchange and it won't last 5 minutes before it's gobbled up.  It's so easy to make, so yummy to eat and so pretty to look at!  It looks like reindeer food set out in the snow.  Put it in a mason jar with a cute sticker - and viola!  Christmas in a jar.  I made one of these for each of my neighbors this year and the children loved it (as did the adults!).  I also plan to make this every year with Georgia to leave out with Santa's cookies (Rudolph needs love too!).  Annnnnd I like to put my own little twist on the recipe.  Instead of 1/2 a cup of peanut butter, I use 1/4 cup of peanut butter and 1/4 cup of Nutella, because Nutella just makes everything better don't ya think?  Here is the skinny on the recipe:

9 cups Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex or Chocolate Chex (or any combo of these)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Nutella
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter, Nutella and butter on HIGH for about a minute.  Stir until smooth.  If needed, microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds.  Stir in Vanilla.  In a large bowl, stir in mixture with Chex.  Next, pour Chex in to a 2 gallon Ziploc bag (a large tupperware will work too!).  Pour powdered sugar over Chex.  Seal tightly and SHAKE!  Enjoy :)

hubby clearly helped make and eat this yummy-ness

So what's the big deal about holiday food this year?  Well... funny you should ask!  Harris Teeter is launching a Pin it to win it Contest with some pretttttty fabulous prizes!  And all you have to do is get busy on my favorite guilty pleasure - PINTEREST!

I have been working on my very own Pinterest board and let me tell ya my kitchen is a busy one!  I am slowly making my way through all of these delicious treats and having the best time.  I hope you'll join me :)  You can follow my board here!

And it keeps getting better.  Just to say thank you for entering the contest and for being one of my FABULOUS readers, I am giving one lucky guy or gal a $25 gift card to Harris Teeter!  All you have to do to enter is to be a follow of Gratefully Inspired on FACEBOOK and/or BLOGLOVIN (if you follow on both, that's 2 entries!).  A winner will be randomly selected this Friday!

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Come back Friday to see the winner!!



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