I am so in love living in Florida lately! Took the boys to the beach yesterday… the beach in October! Awesome, right?! The best part was how clear the water was. I could stand neck deep in the water and look down and still see my blue toenail polish. LOVE!
As I type this, my boys are out swimming in my sister’s pool with my brother-in-law. I am just loving the outdoor life here! My sister keeps trying to get me to go kayaking with her (apparently that is really big down here too), but I admit that I have this unnatural fear of gators and can’t get myself to go anywhere near a body of water that is not the ocean. Ha! I have convinced her that we should take up paddle boarding in the ocean instead! I will let you know how that goes once we get going!
Anyway, I finished off a nice family fun weekend with this yummy chewy chex mix! It is similar to this one that I posted in the past, but a little different variation. After I posted the last chewy chex mix I got a few emails of different variations others like.
This version is from my sister-in-law and is oh so yummy! It’s made with chocolate chex, honey roasted peanuts, and peanut butter M&M’s instead of corn chex, slivered almonds, and peanut M&M’s.
Chewy Chex Mix
1/2 box of Chocolate Chex cereal
1/2 box of Golden Grahams cereal
1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 stick of butter
1 package of peanut butter M&M’s
1 package of honey roasted peanuts
***Mix the cereals together in the largest bowl you have. Melt the butter, karo syrup and sugar together in a medium sauce pan stirring constantly. Bring mixture to a boil for several minutes. Poor over cereal mixture and stir until completely combined and starting to cool. Add the M&M’s and peanuts and mix completely. Lay wax paper across your counter and spread chex mix across it until it dries.
My sister-in-law likes to bake hers in the oven at 275 degrees for 10 minutes to dry it out faster. My mom likes to just keep stirring hers in the bowl every few minutes until dries. I admit, I am lazy and just spread mine out on some wax paper and let it sit. It only takes 20 to 30 minutes.
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!