Need something to munch on this Sunday when the Super Bowl is intense and you feel like you are standing on the sidelines coaching the game from home? Try this yummy Patriots v/s Rams Trail Mix to keep you occupied when you get nervous about the ref’s calls!
- 9 Cups of Rice Chex Cereal
- 1 Cup of Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup of Butter or Margarine
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 Cups of Powdered Sugar
- 9oz bag of Regular M&Ms
- 9oz bag of Carmel M&Ms
- 2 Cups of Salted Peanuts
- 3 Cups of Straight Skinny Pretzel Sticks
- 2 Cups of Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 (2 gallon) Ziplock Bag
- Wax Paper
First, in a very large bowl, measure out 9 cups of Chex cereal. and set aside. Then, line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
In a quart size microwaveable bowl, place the 1 cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, peanut butter, and butter into the bowl. Place the bowl into the microwave and cook for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Replace the bowl back into the microwave and cook for another 30 seconds until mixture can be stirred and smooth. Now, add the vanilla and stir once more. Pour this mixture over the cereal that’s been measured out. Stir this until the cereal is evenly coated with the mixture. Now, place the cereal into a 2 gallon ziplock bag. Pour the powdered sugar over the coated cereal. Seal your bag and shake letting the powdered sugar fully coat the cereal. Now, remove from the bag and spread cereal on the wax paper. Place in the refrigerator to cool. Let it sit about 30 minutes to fully cool.
This is the cereal cooling in the refrigerator.
Now, in a very large bowl add your cooled coated cereal, M&Ms, Peanuts, Chocolate Chips, and Pretzels. Stir evenly and you are ready to munch!
You could add raisins or popcorn as well to the mix if you would like! Left over trail mix needs to be stored in an air-tight container or ziplock bag in the refrigerator for freshness.