Caramel Crispix Mix W/ M&m's

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“I got this recipe from a coworker, warning: it's highly addictive! It's a perfect combination of salty, sweet, and a little chocolate. I was a little hesitant about microwaving the mixture in a bag, but it turns out well. You could definitely add more M&M's if you'd like. I've made this for holidays and used festive M&M's (red/white/blue for the 4th of July, red/green for Christmas). Total cook time includes cooling.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup butter or 34 cup margarine
  • 1 12 cups light brown sugar
  • 14 cup white syrup
  • 2 tablespoons white syrup
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking soda
  • 17 ounces Crispix cereal
  • 16 ounces miniature pretzel twists
  • 16 ounces dry roasted peanuts
  • 14 ounces M&M's


  1. IN A MICROWAVE BOWL ADD: 3/4 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp white syrup, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir.
  3. Repeat - microwave 2 minutes, stir.
  4. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir until light caramel look.
  5. IN A PAPER BAG ADD: box of Crispix, jar of peanuts and bag of pretzels (hint: I make this dry mix while I'm microwaving the caramel mix above).
  6. Pour caramel mix over dry mix, shake bag.
  7. Microwave 90 seconds, shake bag.
  8. Repeat - microwave 90 seconds, shake bag.
  9. Spread over wax paper to cool (hint: the more you spread, the less clumps you will have).
  10. When cool, add bag of M&M's.
  11. Store in a tightly covered/sealed container.

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