This is one of my favorite snacks! It’s really my mom’s genius recipe… she has been making it for as long as I can remember. Movie nights as a kid, long car trip snacks, game night treats, party treats, or just because treats! I always loved them and have many great memories eating them! Later I began making them for my roommates at college and even later for my own family.
It’s easy to make and is seriously so good! Perfect game time snack! I couldn’t resist making it with Easter m&m’s!
Chewy M&M Chex Mix
1/2 box Golden Grahams cereal
1/2 box Honey Nut Chex cereal
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup slivered almonds
1 bag m&m’s (any kind you like)
1 stick butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Karo syrup
***Mix cereal, coconut, and almonds in the largest mixing bowl you can. Melt butter, karo syrup,and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Let it boil for at least two minutes, but keep stirring. Poor over cereal mixture and mix using a strong spoon. After a minute, dump in m&m’s and keep mixing. I always add the m&m’s a minute later so that they don’t melt. My mom would tell you to keep stirring until the mixture cools, but I cheat! Once it is all combined well I spread it out on the counter on top of some parchment paper or tinfoil to cool. These keeps it from getting all stuck together in one giant ball.
I just made the Christmas version of this recipe! Check out the colors!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!