Sweet & Salty Party Mix
This is the best party mix you will ever taste! It’s sweet, salty, crunchy, and chocolatey!
Servings Prep Time
4Quarts 20Minutes
Cook Time
1Hour
Servings Prep Time
4Quarts 20Minutes
Cook Time
1Hour
Instructions
  1. Line 2 baking sheets or jelly roll pans with parchment paper.
  2. Place cereals, cashews, Bugles, and pretzels on the sheet. Toss them a bit so they are mixed. Divide the mix between the 2 sheets.
  3. Place butter, syrup, and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes or until butter melts. Stir well so butter is mixed in and doesn’t separate from the syrup.
  4. Drizzle half of syrup on to cereal mix in one pan, drizzle the rest on the other pan. Stir gently with a rubber spatula to cover cereal mix with syrup.
  5. Place in oven and bake for a total of 1 hour. Every 15 minutes gently stir the mix so that the syrup is as evenly distributed as much as possible. After the 2nd. 15 minutes switch the tray on the bottom rack to the top so and the top one to the bottom so it doesn’t burn. (Ovens are usually hotter closer to the bottom, so to bake both trays evenly switch them.)
  6. When done remove from oven and lift the parchment paper from the corners and transfer it to your counter. Using a spatula separate the cereals and make a thin layer to cool. If you don’t do this you will end up with a huge clump that will be hard to separate without breaking the pieces. Do the same with the other tray.
  7. When it’s cool, about 10-15 minutes, gently toss in the M&M’s.
  8. Store in sealed containers. It will keep in sealed containers for at least a month, that is if you can keep from snacking on it!
Recipe Notes

When done, you have to work quickly because the syrup hardens fast.  I take the bottom tray out first and turn off the oven.  Keep the other tray in until you’re ready to work with it.