This recipe has been requested off & on for a few years now when I've made it. I've been asked twice in the last two weeks so thought I'd go ahead & share it. I came up with this recipe while trying to figure out something different to make for a bake sale. It would sell out every time.
For this recipe you will need:
3 Cups Chocolate Lucky Charms Cereal (or equivalent. Basically you want a chocolate cereal with marshmallows)
3 Cups Corn Pops Cereal
3 Cups Honeycomb Cereal
3 Cups Honey Teddy Grahams
3 Cups Pretzels (Can use twists, sticks, or snaps, or goldfish)
3 Cups Cheese Crackers (whole wheat goldfish, square cheese crackers)
1 Bag M & M's
1 Can Honey Roasted Peanuts
1/4 Cup + 1 Tbsp Sugar
6 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp Maple Syrup (use the real stuff, it's worth it)
1 & 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Ground Red Pepper (make sure it's fresh)
1 tsp Salt (I usually use sea salt)
I don't have as many pictures of this recipe, but it's an easy one. Ask questions if I don't explain it well enough here.
Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl (through the honey roasted peanuts).
Melt the butter in the microwave (or on the stove). Blend/whisk in the sugar, syrup & spices. Put the sugar in to the butter first so it melts, then add the other ingredients. Pour onto the cereal mixture & toss all over to disperse the seasonings using your gloved hands or wooden spoons.
Spread mixture out onto at least 2 half sheet pans. I usually line mine with silicone baking mats.
Bake in a 300 F oven for 30 minutes making sure to stir the mix on the pan every 10 minutes. Allow to cool & dig in. Enjoy!
Here is what my last batch of the finished mix looked like when it was done.