Craig and I enjoy having a Netflix night, with some freshly made kettle popcorn. I figured this would be the perfect chance to make this for my family. The ingredients are completely interchangeable-- I used freshly popped corn, Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Cheeries, Chinese Crispy Noodles and cocktail peanuts.
In total, there are 19 cups of dry ingredients! Yes, enough to feed a Super Bowl Party!
Undoubtedly, what makes this snack mix taste sooooooooooo good is the buttah. Two sticks of butter, to be exact. There's brown sugar and a little corn syrup added to the mix...
You can really smell the buttery goodness! Yum!
Once all the cereals and crispy goodies are evenly coated, I poured this into a deep roasting/baking pan and baked this at 250 for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Once baked, I evenly spread the mixture over two parchment covered baking sheets. It's pretty hot, so I resisted the temptation to eat until cool.
Once cool, I placed the snack mix into a large air tight container, breaking apart as I did so. This makes a lot!
With a wicked little smile, I offered a bowl of the snack mix to my son and then to my son. Oh, I'm a sly little fox. Their eyes lit up. Bam! Homerun.
TASTING NOTES: I found a version of this recipe on both Chex.com and Betty Crocker.com. I think that anyone could play around with what ingredients you want, and it would be good. Instead of peanuts, pecans or cashews would be great. You could add Wheat Chex to the mix. Personally, I'd add more popcorn. I love the Chinese crispy noodles, and highly recommend them. The buttery caramel coating is what will get you hooked.
Super Bowl isn't that far away. Makes this. People will ask you for the recipe, just as I asked my friend.
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