Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Best Chex Mix EVER!

A few weeks ago we made some traditional Chex mix and I had quite a bit of left over rice and corn Chex.

My boys do eat cereal but not often and I was afraid the leftover cereal might get stale.  However I had none of the other ingredients to go with the Chex to make another batch of Chex mix.  I thought I'd look around for another Chex mix recipe to try.  

I found a few that looked pretty good and ended up combining a few recipes with some of my own ideas and twists.  

I was so surprised when we came up with a mix that we all just LOVE!



Doesn't it look yummy?!


It smells divine too.  Sugar, cinnamon, chocolate, butterscotch... what's not to love?!!

Want to know how to make it?

It's easy!

Ingredients:

4 cups Corn Chex
5 cups Rice Chex
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup granulated sugar
4 tsp cinnamon


1.  In a large, heat safe bowl mix together corn and rice Chex with all the chips.  I did give them a toss/ stir to mix them up nicely.  Then set the bowl aside.  Preheat oven to 350 and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.  Lightly spray with cooking spray and set aside.


2.  In a small saucepan heat brown sugar, butter or margarine, and corn syrup over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for a full minute; you want to make sure the brown sugar and butter form a nice caramel mixture.


3.  In a small bowl combine granulated sugar and cinnamon.

4.  Coat the cereal and chip mixture with the caramel that you made and then pour the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top.  Mix well to combine.


5.  Spread mixture onto prepared pan and put into the oven for 5 minutes.  Then stir and continue baking for another 5 minutes.  Everything should be bubbly, melted, and warm.

6.  Let it cool completely; I did give the mixture a stir a few times to make sure that it wasn't sticking to the tin foil and so that it would not dry in one large clump. Once cool I stored it all in a plastic lidded container.


It only lasted a few days... look at all that sugary goodness!


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4 comments :

  1. I bet it's super delicious. I can smell the beautiful mix of cinnamon, chocolate and butterscotch from here :)

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    1. I sprinkled a bit on my plan yogurt yesterday with some pecans... it was so yummy!

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  2. This looks divine! I can almost smell the cinnamon! It would be a great addition to an appetizer spread for entertaining too. Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays. I look forward to seeing what you share next week! Pinned, Tweeted, Shared

    xo,
    Carla a.k.a Mrs. R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

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    1. I hadn't thought of that but it would make a good addition for an appetizer spread. Thanks for sharing, pinning and tweeting and for hosting!

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