Monster Munch

adapted from Betty Crocker


  • 4 cups Chex cereal
  • 4 cups popped microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup honey-roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup harvest mix or candy corn


  1. In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, popcorn, peanuts and pumpkin seeds; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup on high over medium-low heat until mixture is boiling, stirring occasionally; stir in vanilla pumpkin pie spice. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up.
  4. Stir in harvest mix. Store in airtight container.