With a few revisions, this was a great snack! I made the topping (syrup, brown sugar and butter) exactly as described. I did, however, switc up the ingredients a bit: Chex Mix cereal, cheerios, pretzels, salted peanuts and honey roasted peanuts. I threw it all in a disposable roasting pan, then sprinkled in M&Ms after it was done baking. Very sweet and addicting mix that everyone has loved!
I made this for several kids I was dropping off at the movies. I did read many reviews and decided to use 1/2 box chex mix, 1/2 box cheerios, 2 handfuls of dry roasted peanuts, 1 handful of sunflower seeds and 1 cup of mini pretzels. I also used the disposable pan trays. I used two large sized and placed all the mix in one and drizzled sauce over. I covered with the other disposable pan and held them together to turn over to distibute the sauce evenly. I divided the mix between the two pans while baking. Only needed to cool about 10 minutes on "sprayed" wax paper. I did have some of it stick to the paper. Put into snack sized bags sprinkled with M & M 's. This does make a lot but it disappears FAST!! I will make this again.
Believe all these reviews!! As I was putting this together for the first time, I tasted it and thought, "okay, nothing special..." HOLY COW!!! After it has baked and cooled, I have never seen anyone (other than the super cool and super healthy kids in my acting class - insert eye roll...) who can keep their hands out of it. Here's how we have decided we like it best: Chop up a 5 oz jar of macadamia nuts into about half size chunks. Toast the nuts at 350 for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool. In the largest bowl you can find, mix a little over half a box of plain Cheerios, a little over half a box of Crispix, a little over half a bag of Snyders Butter Snaps pretzels, the toasted macadamia nuts, and about one third of a box of wheat Chex. Make the goo - follow the rest of the directions, baking in the largest and deepest aluminum roasting pan you can find. CAN'T STOP EATING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beware... I had to make a double receipe because I couldn't stop nibbling! A little messy to work with when stirring.
This was fantastic! One change I would make for myself is just using a larger disposable roasting pan for mixing. Other than that super-easy and delish! Editing to add that I boil the corn syrup sugar mixture for about 3-4 minutes. Also the last time I made it I used 4 cups of rice chex and 4 cups of wheat chex. It made for a nice crunchy mix that was just sweet enough. Very good!
I added mini pretzles before baking and then M&Ms at the end. I couldn't stop eating this and my guests loved it. My 17 year old begged me to let her take it in a baggie everyday to share with her friends at summer school. Winner winner! P.S. Don't make this if you are on a diet because you will not be able to resist it and there is nothing diet about it.
OOOH MY! Very Good! Easy if you get carried away adding different dry goods just up the sauce ingred's by 1/4. The salty and sweet ratio is perfect. It is nice to have a recipe that can be adaptable to what you have on hand or what you like best! DO NOT CROWD ON COOKIE SHEET IT WILL COOL IN BIGGER THAN BITE SIZE PIECES IF YOU DO. GIVE IT ROOM TO COOL re: 2 COOKIE SHEETS.
This is "Wonderful" any time of the year...but especially good at Christmas Time.
Mmmmm! This recipe should be renamed "Addictive Sweet Party Mix!" It is a favorite for every party! My friends beg me to bring it over and little do they know how easy it is to make!
This was a tasty caramel snack mix. My 4th of July guests almost finished it off in one evening. While this one is good its got nothing on the White Chocolate Snack Mix on this site. I guess you could call it personal preference but the white chocolate one my family calls 'Crack Mix' because once you start you're addicted.
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