Crispy Party Mix

Crispy Party Mix

Yield: 16 servings

4 cups chex cereal squares
4 cups small pretzel twists
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 cup (about 20) caramels, unwrapped and chopped into quarters
1-2/3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, or milk choc. or butterscotch or white choc. chips

  1. Coat an 11x17-inch jelly roll pan wtih nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine cereal, pretzels, peanuts and caramels in large bowl.

  3. Microwave semi-sweet chocolate chips in medium, uncovered microwave-safe bowl on HIGH-POWER (100%) for 1 minute. Stir. (For milk chocolate, butterscotch or white chocolate chips, microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute.)

If necessary, microwave an additional 10 to 15 second intervals, stirring just until pieces are completely melted.

  1. Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat evenly.

  2. Spread mixture onto prepared pan; cool for 30-45 minutes or until firm.

  3. Break into bite-size pieces and place in serving bowl to serve.