Sweet Cheerios Mix has all the great flavors of sweet and salty in one fabulous snack mix. Enjoy for a great on the go snack or for movie night! Perfect for the kids, guests or to take for a school snack. The recipe is adaptable for your own personal tastes!
I have a weakness, I do like snack mixes. This Sweet Cheerios Mix is sweet and salty. Crunchy and soft. Chocolate and, well, chocolate. Enough said.
Sweet And Salty Snack Mix
The kids can pack this Sweet Cheerios Mix in their lunches or for snack at school. (There isn't peanut butter in it so it can be taken in the classroom.)
This would also make a great Christmas gift for teachers. Make a batch of this sweet mix and put it in Christmas treat bags. Teachers, AWANA leaders, Sunday School teachers, oh, they would all be thrilled to have it.
The sweet and the salt of the M&M's and pretzels combine for a delicious treat. The brown sugar syrup you will pour on top is pretty tasty as well.
You most likely have the ingredients for this mix in your pantry. They only thing you may not have is the M&M's. (Especially if your hubby is like mine so when you go to use the M&M's, you realize they have been eaten by your beloved spouse.)
I think it took about 10 minutes for me to put together (besides baking) and it stores well in an air-tight container.
When you bake the snack mix, remember not to add the M&M's until after baking or they will get too soft. You can stir them in afterwards.
Also, make sure you spread the mixture out on the baking sheets evenly so the mixture cooks evenly.
Can I adapt this recipe?
Yes you can!
Adding dry roasted peanuts or honey roasted peanuts to this baked snack mix would work well but remember to not include any nuts in a mix you are taking to a school.
You can use dried cranberries or if you would prefer, dried cherries or blueberries. Raisins would also be great. (Especially golden raisins!)
Enjoy this sweet snack mix. Moms, it will be great for those on the go days of after school sports!
Sweet Cheerios Mix
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 6 cups Cheerios
- 1 cup Craisins
- 1 cup pretzel sticks
- 2 cups M&M's
- Preheat oven to 250*. Combine Craisins, pretzels, Cheerios in a bowl.
- Place brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a medium saucepan and heat until bubbles. (Stirring often) Cook for two minutes.
- Remove from heat and add baking soda. Stirring until foamy.
- Pour over mix and mix well. Spread mix on cookie sheets and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and spread on wax paper to cool. Add M&M's.