A sweet, crunchy, cereal mix that can be baked in the oven or microwave.
Sweeten cereal mix isn't something I make to very often. If cereal is bought, it's for breakfast. We eat alot of cereal in the summer, for breakfast and snacking.
But, I found a recipe that sounded pretty darn easy and delicious, so, why pass it up? Also, besides the cereal (which was on sale!) and M&M's everything else was in my pantry.
I baked ours in the oven, but, the original recipe gives instruction to make in the microwave. Which, I would of done, but, my microwave is a bit touchy and honestly, a pain in the butt, so, in the oven it went. 🙂
This mix is really crunchy, sweet and very addictive.
Be ready to eat multiple bowls of it and one sitting!
Caramel and Marshmallow Cereal Mix
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 01:00
Ingredients (Serves: 8)
- 12 oz box corn cereal (ex: Chex/Crispix)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup mini marshmallows, plus additional for stir in, if desired
- 2-3 cups M&M candies
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Cover large baking sheet with parchment paper or grease well.
In a saucepan, melt brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and marshmallows.
Bring to a boil, then, let is continue boiling for 10 minutes.Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Let mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
Carefully, pour mixture over cereal. Mix until well coated.
Spread mixture evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour. Stirring mixture every 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven. Let mixture cool for a bit, then, remove from pan.
Toss mixture with mini marshmallow and M&M's.
Store in airtight cover container.