Sweet & Salty Cereal Clusters
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Recipe type: Snack
  • 4 cups Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
  • 1 cup caramel popcorn with peanuts
  • ¾ cup m&m's
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, slightly broken
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  1. Using aluminum foil, line the bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cereal, popcorn, m&m's, chocolate chips, and pretzels. Set aside.
  3. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, honey, and butter in a microwavable bowl.
  4. Microwave on High 2-3 minutes, pausing to stir about every 30 seconds. It should be boiling.
  5. Once it is boiling, microwave for another minute so it thickens up.
  6. Allow to cool a few minutes.
  7. Pour syrup mixture over cereal mixture in bowl.
  8. Stir until everything is well coated.
  9. Press mixture into pan firmly.
  10. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  11. Using a knife, run a few cuts down through to break it up.
When stored covered at room temperature, should last about a week.
Recipe by The Shirley Journey at https://theshirleyjourney.com/sweet-salty-cereal-clusters/