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“Years ago, one of those clever preschool mom's, brought this as a snack. I couldn't stay out of the little package that my twins brought home. I think the key is adding butterscotch chips and mini m&m's. I like doing this in the microwave, as opposed to those recipes where you have to bake and stir, bake and stir!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the glaze
  • 12 cup margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 14 cup white syrup
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Cereal ingredients
  • 1 (15 ounce) box Crispix cereal
  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag pretzels
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag miniature M&M baking bits
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Mix margarine, brown sugar, white syrup and 1/8 teaspoons salt together in a microwavable bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Microwave on high for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add 1 teaspoons vanilla and 1 teaspoons baking soda.
  6. Stir until clear.
  7. Pour crispix into brown paper bag.
  8. Pour syrup mixture over all.
  9. Stir well and shake brown bag.
  10. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes.
  11. Shake well again.
  12. Microwave another 1 1/2 minutes Shake again.
  13. Add peanuts and pretzels.
  14. Shake again.
  15. Spread onto large sheet of wax paper or large cookie sheet.
  16. Cool well.
  17. Add m&m's and butter scotch chips.
  18. Mix together.
  19. See the bowl empty before your eyes!

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