Monday, December 19, 2011

More "Picky's" for us non-bakers! Sweet Chex Mix!

Well, we all know its crunch time.  The baking, the shopping, the wrapping and preparing is in overdrive!  I am not sure how it happened but all my shopping is done and shipped and wrapped!  Amen for small miracles.  

I don't think there is a person alive who hasn't had the traditional Chex mix snack, right?  Well somehow I have never known there was a sugary, sweet version as well.  It is so easy and simple for us baking challenged cooks!  It is done in 15 minutes, and you can mix it with some Christmas candy or red and green M&M's!  Maybe some licorice bits?  
You can use any Chex cereal you want for this.  In fact, I have some Cheerios, and Honeycombs I am going to do this same thing with.  I don't see any reason you can't use almost any cereal of your choice with this one.  I also feel like you could choose to add any kind of nut you wanted.  
Here we go!!  Don't blink or you will miss it, it is THAT easy!

Sweet Chex Mix Snack
8 cups any Chex mix cereal
1 cup pecan pieces
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees, and pour Chex mix and pecans into large roasting pan.  In saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together.  Pour melted mixture over cereal mix and stir.  Bake for 8 minutes and then stir again. Bake 8 more minutes, remove from oven and stir one more time.  Let cool.   Store in Ziploc bags or airtight container until ready to use.  
This is so delicious.  I might consider adding a little cinnamon next time as well!  Change up the cereal mix or nuts, however you choose!
I love "picky's"!!

Your "picky lovin' chefwannabe"

1 comment:

  1. In our Bunco group we call this "crack" because it's so addictive! I gave you a blog award~stop by to check it out! <3