This recipe, originally called Cupid’s Crunch was all over the Internet; many of you probably saw it. Did any of you make it? Well, I decided that I was going to make it. The problem is, I didn't make it until the day after Valentine's Day...well, two days after...all right, I made it this morning, are you happy?! The important thing here is that it's good! In fact, under the right circumstances, this could be fairly addicting. That, of course, is not good, but I would encourage you to make it anyway.
The recipe is called Cupid’s Crunch most likely because it uses Valentine M&Ms in white, pink, and red, but don't let that deter you from making it at any time of the year, hence my calling it “Pick Your Holiday” Crunch. You can call it Leprechaun Crunch and just use white and green M&Ms. You can call it Easter Bunny Crunch, and use the pastel M&Ms, or Fourth of July Crunch, well, you get the picture. Whatever you decide to use, and whatever you decide to call it, it's going to be good and people are going to lap it up. You might just want to double the recipe.
"Pick Your Holiday" Crunch
2 cups Corn Chex cereal
1 cup Honey Nut Cheerios
1 cup pretzel sticks
1 ½ cups M&M's
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
2 cups white chocolate candy melts
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat; set aside.
Combine first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine oil and white chocolate discs and melt in the microwave in 20-second increments, stirring between each.
Pour the melted chocolate over the dry ingredients and carefully fold together.
Immediately spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet to dry. Break apart into chunks when cool.