Every Christmas as a child I would be so excited to go to Aunt Stephanie’s house and eat her Munchie Stuff. I have no idea how it got that name, but it is fitting. We only make this stuff during Christmas, but it would be a crowd pleaser at any party. This caramel chex mix is so easy to make although it can get a little messy. I hope you and your family make lots of memories making this sugary treat and eating it as I did with my family. Enjoy.
Preheat oven to 250.
12 cups popped corn (be careful to remove all kernels)
1 lg box rice chex
1 lg box orig. cherrios
1 lg bag chow mein noodles
2 bags M&Ms
Divide above ingredients into to large aluminum pans for easy mixing.
2 cups light brown sugar
2 cubes butter
¾ cup karo syrup
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
(I usually double syrup recipe for extra sugary goodness)
-Melt together in a medium sauce pan and bring to boil. Stirring constantly. Boil for five minutes until thick. Remove from heat.
-Pour syrup in each pan one at a time and mix until every piece is as covered as can get.
-Spread evenly but loosely onto cookie sheets or deep metal baking pans that have been buttered/sprayed.
-Dry in oven for 1 hour. Cool then break apart. Add m&ms after it has cooled.