Better Than Sex Chex Mix
March 06, 2015
Categories: Snacks, Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Game/Sports Day, Halloween, New Years, Summer, Valentine's Day, Chocolate, more
"Oh my gosh, this is some good stuff and it only takes a few minutes to whip up using the microwave! With a caramelly crunch and delicate chocolate drizzle, this is perfectly suited to any occasion, from parties to family movie night, or just for a snacking experience you will look forward to any time of day. It's great for gift giving during the holidays, and is a kid favorite for sure! From Tablespoon Blog."
- Serving Size: 1 (70 g)
- Calories 308.5
- Total Fat - 19.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 11.7 g
- Cholesterol - 43.1 mg
- Sodium - 445.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 34 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
- Sugars - 20.3 g
- Protein - 2.1 g
- Calcium - 86.3 mg
- Iron - 6.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 4 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Step by Step Method
Into a large microwavable bowl, measure cereal. Set aside.
Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
In a 2 cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered, on High, 1-2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth.
Stir in baking soda until dissolved.
Pour caramel mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute.
Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes.
Break into bite-sized pieces.
Make sure Chex mixture is cool to the touch (so candy doesn't melt.)
Evenly sprinkle mini peanut butter cups candy and miniature marshmallows over Chex mixture.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramel baking bits and cream uncovered on High about 1 minute, or until chips can be stirred smooth.
Use a spoon or fork to drizzle over snack.
Microwave the milk chocolate baking chips next, starting with 20 seconds and stirring, then at 20 second intervals until the mixture is completely smooth (microwave temps vary, so watch the chocolate and stir frequently until it's of drizzling consistency).
Drizzle over the snack mixture. Then microwave the vanilla (white) baking chips in 20 second intervals, stirring until smooth, and drizzle that over the snack mixture. (Note: The vanilla and milk chocolate chips should not need cream added.) Quickly sprinkle coarse salt over all while candy drizzles are still wet.
Refrigerate until set.
Break apart, and store in tightly covered container. Perfect for gift giving!
DESSERT IDEA: Create parfait desserts by layering Chex mix and lightly sweetened whipped cream!
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.