|After I made this, and ate half the pan |
while watching Top Chef, I thought it might have
been cute to omit the Reese's Cups and add
red and pink M&M's since this is a Valentine treat.
There's always Saturday night...
An Affair From The Heart
and also a huge thank you to
Quick Dish By Tablespoon
for the original inspiration.
Better Than Sex Chex Mix
8 cups Chocolate Chex cereal (I used one whole smaller sized box)
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup mini Reese's cups (the little tiny ones that come already unwrapped)
1/2 cup caramel bits
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coarse, flaky sea salt
Line a jelly-roll pan with waxed paper. Pour the cereal into a large microwave-safe bowl. Set these aside. In a 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup, heat the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup together on high, approximately 1-2 minutes. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour mixture over cereal and stir carefully until evenly coated. Place bowl with coated cereal in microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes, stopping to stir after each minute. Spread mixture evenly onto waxed paper on jelly-roll pan and let cool.
When it is cool enough to touch, break into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle cereal mixture with mini Reese's and marshmallows. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt together caramel bits and heavy cream. This should take approximately 1 minute. I stopped to stir in 20-second intervals. Drizzle caramel over cereal, marshmallows and Reese's cups.
In another small microwave-safe bowl, melt the milk chocolate chips until smooth. This should take approximately 1 minute. I stopped to stir in 20-second intervals. Drizzle melted milk chocolate over cereal mixture.
In another small microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips until smooth. This should take approximately 1 minute. I stopped to stir in 20-second intervals. Drizzle melted white chocolate over cereal mixture.
While the candy drizzle is still wet, sprinkle sea salt evenly over cereal mixture. Refrigerate until set. Break apart and place in air-tight containers.
Prep Time: Approximately 20 minutes Cook Time: Needs to Chill.