First, let me say that LorAnn flavoring oils are gluten free and come in a huge variety of flavors. I tried a couple out to get the right mix for this recipe. The right flavor ended up being their Butterscotch oil.
This isn't even really a recipe, it's so easy. I based the concept on Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow) and went from there. A friend clued me in to a white chocolate coating that is accidentally vegan. It's from a small company in Wisconsin. But any white "bark" will work if you don't have food allergies.
1 box of rice chex
1 lb of white chocolate
1/4 C shortening (I use Spectrum organic)
1 tsp of LorAnn butterscotch flavoring oil
3 rolls of butter rum life savers
3 cups of powdered sugar
Break the white chocolate up and microwave in intervals until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
Mix in the shortening and add 1 tsp of flavoring oil. Stir until smooth.
While the chocolate is melting, break up the life savers in a blender or food processor until they are the size of nerds or sprinkles. Toss them into the powdered sugar.
Pour the melted chocolate mix over a box of cereal and stir to combine.
Fill a quart ziplock with the powdered sugar and life savers mix, add cereal, and shake until coated.