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Family Movie Night With Chex Mix And Despicable Me 2

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Day 13 of our Christmas Activity Advent Calendar was pizza and movie night with delicious snacks. Now I had originally planned to watch a Christmas movie with the family, but whenever this package from MyBlogSpark arrived with the Despicable Me 2 movie inside I knew that I had to watch this one with the family instead.

In preparation for the movie night I used the recipe card that came with the package to make Minion Munch Chex Party mix, however I changed a few of the ingredients around. Having never made Chex mix before I had no clue what to expect as far as difficulty goes. To my surprise the mix was very easy, so easy that I went to the Chex website to find even more delicious recipes for my family. They have a massive list of Chex Mix recipes that vary from sweet to savory.

Minion munch chex mix recipe>

Before the movie started I served this mix up in small cups so that there would not be any mess during the movie. Especially since I knew that the movie was going to be hilarious (just based on how good the first movie was), and there would be a chance that the kids might spill the mix while laughing.

As expected Despicable Me 2 was beyond funny, for me it was still very funny even though it was a “kids movie”. In fact I might even go as far as saying that this movie was probably my favorite kids movie in quite a while (I really love those adorable little minions). Of course the kids really enjoyed the movie as well, even though Ethan and Jayde had already seen the movie in theaters over the summer they still really enjoyed watching it all over again.

Minion Munch Chex Mix Recipes


2 cups Honey Nut Chex cereal
2 cups of Chocolate Chex cereal
2 cups Banana Nut Cheerios Cereal
1/4 Cup butter / margarine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cup dried banana chips
2/3 cup candy-coated chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter

  •  In a large microwavable bowl, measure cereal and peanuts.
  • In a 2-cup microwavable measuring cup microwave butter / margarine for about 30 seconds or until melted.
  • Stir in brown sugar and peanut butter. Microwave 30 seconds or until the mixture is boiling.
  • Pour the mixture over the cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Microwave uncovered on high for 3 minutes, stopping every minute to thoroughly stir your mix until the entire mix is glazed.
  • Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in dried bananas and candy.
  • Spread on waxed paper to cool the mix.
  • Enjoy!


Enter to win all of the awesome stuff below:
• (1) Box Honey Nut Chex
• (1) Box Chocolate Chex
• (1) Box Banana Nut Cheerios
• (1) Despicable Me 2 DVD
• (1) Minion USB

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223 thoughts on “Family Movie Night With Chex Mix And Despicable Me 2

  1. I have seen part of it, but I was really tired and fell asleep (hey, give me a break I’m 8 months pregnant 🙂 it doesn’t mean the movie was bad). I have been wanting to see the rest of it though!

  2. We saw this movie in the theater with our 4 year old and she absolutely LOVED it. Any movie that can keep her still for almost 2 hours needs to be in our movie library at home!

  3. I took my daughter to see it (her first movie in the theater) before the first day of kindergarten. So, it was a memorable day for us.

  4. No, we haven’t seen it but my 3 yr old is about to embark on her first movie going adventure tomorrow so maybe she will catch the bug!

  5. my husband and oldest two have I had to stay at home with my youngest who didnt feel well They loved it and I cant wait too see it with my little guy

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