Monday, October 22, 2012

Honey Nut Chex Mix

The Fall Harvest Bake is currently baking as we speak, so I thought I'd share a little bonus recipe with you all this evening:) I made this sweet and salty treat for the guys on Saturday. This recipe makes a ton of snack mix! Perfect for tailgating, parties, pot lucks, or your next family get together!

The combination of the dry roasted peanuts and caramel coating remind me a lot of peanut brittle. Sweet, salty, crunch, with bits of chewy caramel. This recipe made two large gallon sized bags. It is so good I had to share!

Honey Nut Chex Mix
inspired by Honey Nut Crunch Chex Mix

10 cups honey nut flavored Chex cereal (roughly one box)
3 cups salted dry roasted peanuts
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Toss the cereal and peanuts together in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. Pour the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup into a microwavable safe dish. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave 1-2 minutes longer or until the butter melts and the caramel begins to bubble. Stir in the baking soda and evenly pour over the cereal and peanut mixture. Toss together until evenly coated. Spread the mix onto the two baking sheets. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cereal begins to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 hour. Then break apart before serving or storing.

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