Friday, November 27, 2015

Sweet and Sticky Chex Mix

I've made this recipe quite a few times and each time I make it, it doesn't last long.  We went through the entire bowl on Thanksgiving Day.  Once you start eating this stuff it's so hard to stop because it's so deliciously crunchy, chewy and sweet.  This recipe is so easily made gluten free and that's how I typically make it.  You can can change up the candy and nut pieces for your favorites, but I'll just list how I made it. Really - I don't need to spend much time describing it.  Just make it!!  I PROMISE you won't regret it... or you will because you won't be able to stop eating it!
Sweet & Sticky Chex Mix

3 cups rice Chex cereal
3 cups corn Chex cereal
3 cups gluten free small pretzels
1 cup cashew halves/pieces
1 cup m&m's
1 cup Reese's Pieces
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup white Karo syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl combine Chex cereals, pretzels and cashews.

In a small sauce pan melt butter with sugar and syrup.  Bring to a boil and turn town heat while still boiling, stirring constantly for about 3-4 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

Pour sweet syrup over Chex mixture and combine using a large rubber spatula to stir it all up and cover everything with the sauce.  Add the m&m's and Reese's pieces here - if you add them early and the sauce is still too hot, the chocolate shells will melt.  Stir in the candy pieces and then spread it all out over a sheet of waxed or parchment paper to cool and dry.  Let sit out for a couple hours then put into a Tupperware bowl.  The mixture will still be sticky inside the bowl and you may have to break it apart to eat.