Camper Crunchies

adapted from: Kinzi O.


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 Reeses 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.