TOTAL TIME: 2 hours (including baking and cooling)
Flavor-packed snack mix to eat by the handful.
This is the crunchiest snack mix you’ll ever eat. There are sooo many different types of crunchies in here to keep things exciting, and it’s the right amount of sweet (honey and a little chocolate), salty (soy sauce!), and onion-and-garlicky (always). Eat by the handful at home or pack it into a Stasher bag for the kids’ lunch boxes. It’ll be a new household favorite.
1 pinch cayenne (or not if the kids don’t like spicy!)
1 ½ cups rice Chex cereal
1 cup mini pretzels
1 cup Bugles
1 cup corn nuts
½ cup roasted peanuts
½ cup canned chow mein noodles
½ cup M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 300°F. Whisk together the honey, butter, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne (if using) in a large bowl. Add the pretzels, Chex, Bugles, corn nuts, peanuts, and chow mein noodles, and toss to coat.
Pour onto a large rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring every 5 minutes, until the mix is glossy; about 1 hour. (It won’t feel totally dry; don’t worry!)
Remove from the oven, cool completely (about 1 hour), transfer to a bowl, add the M&Ms, and serve. Store in an airtight container or Stasher bags for up to a week.