Salty-Sweet Snack Mix

1 Box Crispix cereal
1 8 oz bag pretzels
2 C. peanuts
M & M's as desired
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 C. brown sugar
1/4 C. white syrup
1 stick butter (1/2 Cup)

Cook the last 3 ingredients in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Take out; add 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp baking soda. Stir until clear. Place the Crispix in a brown paper bag. Pour the syrup mixture over and shake. Cook in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Take out and shake. Repeat, then add pretzels and peanuts. Cool for 1 hour, then add the m&m's.