OK - I wanted to try to make my own snack mix. This post serves to explain why being a novice chef and having poor perceptual skills is a dangerous combination. I set out to buy ingredients - so of course I went to BJ's. I came home feeling very satisfied and went to work. Now - I don't know how to tell you how much of everything I used. I had bought an aluminum roasting pan (because I do not have one at all - I told you N-O-V-I-C-E) and just filled it up with a nice mixture of Cheerios, Chex, peanuts, and pretzels.
I decided that that was a lot - so I doubled this recipe for the sauce:
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
1-1/2 cups light brown sugar
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the ingredients.
In the meantime, you should preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Then you take this sticky syrupy mix and pour it evenly over the aforementioned mixture of crunchy snacks and mix thoroughly.
Then you put in the oven for an hour - stirring very 15 minutes. Later - cool on wax paper and store in airtight containers. This made a LOT of stuff - A whole lot!! Be forewarned... this stuff is really sweet. But seriously, it is like sweet sticky crack. You just can not stop eating it.
To that end I will not be making this again - not for personal use. Maybe for a class party (CHECK for peanut allergies first if you do this...)