Sweet & Salty Valentine’s Day
I am willing to bet that you currently fit into one of three Valentine categories: (1) you haven’t gotten your Valentine a gift yet, (2) you hate Valentine’s Day, or (3) you think you’re getting something that you really are not. Or maybe you are perfect and got exactly what your Valentine wanted for this special Hallmark day (NOT). For the rest of us—there is a solution. This treat is the end game.
Unless you hate everything awesome, you’re going to love every bite of this action-packed chex mix. Some call it “Better than Sex Chex Mix.” I’m calling it it “Cupid’s Special Secret”…because this will make anyone happy. Take chocolate chex (Gluten Free, of course—I’m still trying to be healthy), caramel, chocolate (milk and white), tiny peanut butter cups, and some sea salt. …And butter, brown sugar and corn syrup (sugar is sugar, right?) If you still aren’t convinced to make this for your boo (or yourself), then you don’t belong here.
I’m not going to waste anyone’s time…bottom line: this will win the day. Game Over. Flowers? BUSH LEAGUE. Take the half hour out of your life to spoil her/him/yourself. You won’t regret it. My girlfriend loved it!
Cupid’s Special Secret Chex Mix
- 8 Cups Chocolate Chex
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 6 Tablespoons Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
- 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Cup (or more) Tiny Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 Cup Mini Mallows
- 1/2 Cup Caramel Bits
- 1 Tablespoon Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
- Coarse Salt
Eff pre-heating the oven…you don’t need it
Pour cereal into large mixing bowl and line a cookie sheet with some waxed paper or foil. Grease foil/waxed paper.
In microwavable bowl, microwave the brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter on high for 1-2 minutes. Stir every minute and continue heating until smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Once dissolved, pour over cereal and fold in with the cereal.
Microwave the cereal and caramel mixture on high for 3 minutes and stir every minute. Once combined, spread the mixture on the cookie sheet and let it cool. (we’re already almost done)
After the mixture is cool to the touch, spread the peanut butter cups and mini mallows over the Chex mixture.
In another microwavable bowl, mix the caramel bits and cream—microwave on high for 1 minute, stir and repeat (if needed) until smooth. Drizzle the caramel mixture over the Chex goodness with a fork or spoon. Get another microwavable bowl and melt the chocolate chips. Put the chips in for 20 second intervals (stir after every 20 seconds) until smooth. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the Chex goodness with a fork or spoon. Once you’ve drizzled the milk chocolate, do the same for the white chocolate.
While the chocolate is still warm/wet, sprinkle the coarse salt lightly over the entire mixture.
Throw it in the fridge and try to wait until it cools. Then enjoy (or give it to your love). …or both!