I'm trying to type up this blog post, but I can't stop eating this long enough to even finish a sentence.
These Camper Crunchies are guaranteed to become an instant hit. My friend Kinzi's family has been making this forever and they take it camping with them every time they go. She brought it into work one day and it was game over.
Crunchy Chex cereal is mixed with peanuts and M&M's (or Reese's) and coated in a rich (and easy) caramel sauce. It's crunchy, it's chewy, it's fast, it's easy and it makes enough to feed a crowd.
This time around I made half with M&M's and half with Reese's Pieces and I can't decide which one I like better. Both are AMAZE-BALLS. I guess it just depends on if you are in the mood for chocolate or peanut butter.
Make it now, LOVE it forever!adapted from: Kinzi O.
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)
1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. light brown sugar
1 1/2 c. light Karo syrup
1 (14 oz.) box Corn Chex (around 11 cups)
1 c. dry roasted peanuts
1 1/2 - 2 c. M&M's or Reese's Pieces
Add Corn Chex, peanuts and M&M's or Reese's Pieces to a large bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar, brown sugar and Karo syrup. Stir until sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil; boil for one minute and then pour over cereal mixture. Fold together until everything is evenly coated in caramel sauce. Allow to cool. Stir several times while it is cooling to help prevent the caramel from pooling at the bottom of the bowl and to help it from all sticking together as one big piece. It will stick together a little once it is completely cooled and you can use the back of a wooden spoon to break it into pieces.
Jenn's Notes: This also tastes amazing without the peanuts. Due to adding hot caramel to the bowl, some of the candy will melt. I don't mind it, but you could always add the candy after you have stirred in the caramel.