Friday, December 14, 2007

Yummiest Chex Mix - with M&Ms!

Cook yourself up some Holiday Cheer! This is a Chex Mix recipe you won't find just anywhere. Sweet and salty treats are our favorite around here.

This is what you need:
Ingredients1 1/2 boxes of Rice Chex (or 3/4 each of Corn Chex and Rice Chex)
2 c dry roasted peanuts
2 c coconut (optional)
1 c or 2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 c light karo syrup
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 bag holiday M&Ms

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the Chex, peanuts, and coconut. I like to make some with and without coconut (not everyone likes it as much as I do). Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter, sugar. Stir constantly.
Once it comes to a rolling boil, set your timer for 2 minutes and keep stirring. Shorter than that, it won't set up; longer than that, the candy won't stick together.
Pour it into the Chex, peanut, and coconut mixture.
Stir, stir, stir. Let it cool a bit and then add the M&Ms. Hopefully, they won't melt. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Christine said...

Looks good, Corrie. This is one of my favorites.

elizabeth-w said...

That does look good. I would definitely try that one.
My recipe for sweet/salty is rice crispy treats with dried cranberries and pistachios mixed in. Very festive. I came up with it all by myself :)

Corrie said...

c - does your family make this one? I love it with cashews.

ew - those rice cripsy treats sound delicious. very creative!