Once it was done and cooled he tasted a bit and said yep that could be crack. This is VERY good. I am glad we will be bring it else where so we don't eat the whole bowl :-) I used Christmas M & M's to give it a festive look.
Carmel Nut Snack Mix (From: Bakingblonde)
- 12 cups Crispex Cereal (Chex would work as well)
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup (Karo is my fave)
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- Dash of salt
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 3/4 cup almonds, toasted
- 3/4 cup honey roasted peanuts
- 1 cup M&M candies (I used plain and peanut)
Preheat oven to 250.
Line a very large roasting pan (or two rimmed cookie sheets) with quick release foil and lightly spray with PAM.
In a medium size sauce pan over low/medium low heat, stir together the syrup, butter and brown sugar. Stir constantly until melted and sugar has disolved.
Place the cereal, pecans, almonds and honey roasted nuts into the prepared roasting pan or cookie sheets. Carefully pour the brown sugar mixture over the cereal and nuts. Use a butter spatula to toss and coat the cereal and nuts completely with the brown sugar mixture.
Evenly sprinkle lightly with salt.
Bake for 45 minutes removing every 10 mintues to gently toss with a buttered pair of tongs to ensure even baking/browning.
While snack mix is baking, spread a few large sheets of parchment paper on counter. After mixture has finished baking add the M&M candies and stir to combine. Turn mixture out onto parchment making sure to spread out to prevent large clumps to cool.
While mixture is cooling, gently toss every 15 minutes to prevent further clumping together, breaking up clumps as needed. Store in airtight container.