Just make this and eat it with your friends who can and can’t have gluten. Bring it to a football game. Bring it to a movie night. Sit at home with your significant other and eat it while scrolling on your smart phones. You won’t be sorry.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Mix
8 cups gluten-free rice squares cereal (I used Rice Chex)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini peanut butter cups (the dangerously pre-unwrapped kind)
1 cup salted roasted peanuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1. Place cereal in a large microwavable bowl.
2. Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, vanilla, baking soda, and salt in a glass measuring cup. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until melted and caramel-y. Pour over cereal and stir to coat. Microwave cereal for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute.
3. Transfer cereal to a parchment-covered baking sheet and let cool completely. Once cool, sprinkle peanut butter cups and peanuts over cereal. Microwave chocolate chips until melted and drizzle over cereal. Do the same with the peanut butter chips. Let harden completely (I put my entire sheet pan in the fridge to speed up this process).