Saturday, February 25, 2012

I’ll Have What She’s Having

Remember that line from When Harry Met Sally?  Pretty sure I accidentally watched that movie at a friend’s house when I was younger…WAAAAAY before I had ANY clue what the heck Meg Ryan was doing in that scene.  I thought she was having a siezure.  When I found this recipe on Pinterest, I about fell out….totally reminded me of the line, “I’ll have what she’s having.”  Chocolate-y, caramel-y. gooey marshmallow-y goodness…it just looked too dang good to pass up.  Recently, a couple of the girls on my team passed a certification test so I figured it was the perfect time to test out the recipe to gift {and eat for myself, too…of course!}  The title of the recipe says it’s better than sex.  I won’t comment on that…I’ll let you be the judge!!!



8 cups {1 box} chocolate Chex cereal

3/4 cups packed brown sugar

6 tbsp. butter or margarine

3 tbsp. light corn syrup

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 cup miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups {halved}

1 cup miniature marshmallows

1/2 cup caramel bits

1 tbsp. heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1 tsp. coarse sea salt {all I had was fine sea salt, so I used that instead}


That’s quite the line up of fat inducing greatness.  Trust me when I say it’s worth every.single.calorie.  Just incase you’re having trouble finding the Chocolate Chex cereal, I found mine at Target & Kroger.  Right next to my favorite, Cinnamon Chex.  Yum. 

First up, let’s go ahead and pour the entire box {8 cups} of cereal into a large bowl.


In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup.  Microwave on high for 1 minute, remove, and stir.  Pop it back in the microwave for another minute{ish}, remove, and stir again. Toss in the baking soda and stir until dissolved.

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Pour the brown sugar mixture over the cereal and stir until evenly coated.  Take a few bites.  And then a few more.  Put the cereal mix into the microwave and heat on high for about 3 minutes.  Stir the mixture every minute. 


When the cereal mix is removed from the microwave, spread it all out in an even layer onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.  Then sneak a few more bites.


Let this cool for about 10 minutes and when it’s cool to the touch, break it all up into bite-sized pieces.  Now take your marshmallows and spread them evenly over the cereal.  Do the same with the peanut butter cups.  You don’t have to cut the pieces in half, but I did because I don’t like biting into large pieces of candy.  Wha?!?!?!  I know. 


If you haven’t sampled it yet, what are you waiting for.  Do yourself a favor and take a bite.  In a small microwavable bowl, mix together the cream and the caramel bits {you can find these next to your chocolate chips and such in the baking aisle}.  Microwave for about a minute.  I removed mine at about 30 seconds to stir and it was the perfect consistency.  You don’t wanna burn it, so keep your eye on it!  Once it’s nice and gooey, drizzle it over the cereal mix.  I used a spoon to drizzle and it worked perfect. 


Now heat the chocolate chips in another small microwavable bowl {without the cream} and heat it in the microwave for about 40 seconds to a minute…make sure to keep your eye on it so it doesn’t burn.  Remove and stir.  Then drizzle.  Do the same with the white chocolate.  Wash. Rinse. Repeat. 


As you can see, some of my drizzles were more like downpours, but it was amazing just the same.  While everything is still nice and melt-y, sprinkle on the sea salt.  OH.MY.WORD.  Pop the baking dish into the fridge until everything has a chance to set & harden.  Don’t forget to grab a handful to sample while you’re waiting.  Once it’s ready, remove and ENJOY.


Trust me when I say you’ll DEFINITELY want what she’s having :) 


Better than sex?!?!?!  You be the judge!!!!


  1. This looks A-MAZING! Not a fan of the marshmallow, but the kids love them, so maybe half a batch with and half without! Yummy.

  2. This has my mouth watering and I have never wished that the pictures were eaver so real. I cant wait to make this and thanks for sharing. Yum

  3. Ummm... I want what she's having, too!

  4. Oh my gosh! Can it be anymore dreamer! haha I wish I had some right now :)

  5. really looks good! just came across your blog..really nice

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  6. I can't WAIT to make this!

    I just have to figure out a good reason to.

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  7. Oh my heavens! This looks crazy good!

  8. I made this yumminess last Sunday night. My local Kroger does not carry Chocolate Chex, so I used Chocolate Cheerios. This was sooooooooooo good. I didn't put the white chocolate on because it did something weird when I tried to melt it. I don't know, but it was just fine without it. I think next time, which is next weekend, I will double the caramel. YUM.

  9. Oh dear I think I'm diabetic from reading the recipe! A few Christmases ago, we found an AMAZING mix at Target that was chex mix with drizzled chocolates and some cayenne added. I can't even explain how addicting it was! I'm thinking that might be a good addition to this for an unexpected kick!

  10. This looks really amazing but I'm allergic to peanut butter. Do you have any tweaks that would make this allergy friendly?

    1. Just don't use Reese's. You could probably use chocolate chips or cut up Milky Ways or another candy!

  11. I'm going to try this minus the marshmallows.

  12. Oh dear... @nikkie- just 86 the Reese's and toss in quartered rolos maybe?

  13. Yum! It looks as good as it tastes!