Snickers Chex Mix
Let’s talk Chex mix. Snickers Chex mix to be specific.
This stuff is highly addicting. It’s taking ever fiber of my being not to walk into the kitchen and finish off the rest of what’s left as I type this!
I found this recipe on Iowa Girl Eats while searching for some neat Chex mix ideas. Kristin’s recipes are always awesome, but this one just spoke to me.
Chocolate Chex are the base of this mix – sweet, crunchy and awesome. Then mix in Snickers bites (which are smaller than Snickers minis and absolutely divine,) peanuts, and drizzle melted caramel and chocolate over the top. Once everything hardens you are are ready to dig in.
This beautiful Trophy Apothecary Jar is another lovely piece I found on Minted. Along with these little Floral Place Cards that I just can’t get enough of! I currently have this apothecary jar on display in our dining room, filled with beautiful candies. It makes a gorgeous party centerpiece or serving dish for sweets and snacks!
I prefer to keep this Chex mix stored in the fridge – we like way it tastes slightly chilled, plus it keeps the chocolate and caramel drizzles a little firmer. But you could definitely store this in an airtight container at room temperature if you don’t want yours to be too crunchy.Tell me you don’t want to dive face first into that mountain of chocolatey, crunchy, peanut-y, caramel-y, Snickers goodness! Sigh.Bring this to your next football party, potluck or cocktail party and I will bet you money that your dish will be scraped clean by the end of the night.
This mix would also make a lovely gift! You could add some to small plastic bags and tie them with ribbon or scoop a bunch into Chinese to-go-style boxes with a box. Around the holidays, add in some red and green sprinkles or M&Ms and gift this in festive tins.
This recipes makes a lot, so be prepared to test your willpower if you have a bunch of this sitting around your house.
It is just so good. I think I’ll go have some more right now…
Snickers Chex Mix
- Total Time: 45 minutes (includes cooling time)
- YIELDS A huge batch of Chex mix!
- 8 cups Chocolate Chex cereal
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup baking caramels or caramel bits
- 1 Tablespoon half & half
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup salted peanuts
- 1/2 cup Snickers Bites
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- In a large, microwave-safe mixing bowl, add the 8 cups of Chex cereal and set aside.
- In a separate medium, microwave-safe mixing bowl, add the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Microwave for two minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Stir in the baking soda.
- Pour the sugar/butter/cornstarch/baking soda mixture over the Chex cereal in the large mixing bow and stir to coat.
- Microwave for three minutes, stirring every minute, then pour onto prepared baking sheet.
- Let the cereal cool completely, which should take about 15 minutes, then break into bite-sized pieces.
- In a separate small, microwave-safe bowl, add the caramel and half & half and microwave for one minute, stirring halfway through, until smooth. Drizzle over Chex with a spoon.
- In a separate small, microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds, until smooth.
- Drizzle over the Chex with a spoon.
- Sprinkle peanuts and Snickers bites over Chex mixture while caramel and chocolate are still warm.
- Place the entire baking sheet in the refrigerate and cool completely.
- Break the mixture apart into manageable pieces, and store in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature. (I preferred mine in the fridge so it kept the chocolate and caramel firm, versus gooey. But it’s up to you!)
Original recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.