Maple syrup is teamed with cayenne pepper, vinegar, and fresh thyme to flavor this addictive party-ready blend of peanuts, pepitas, crackers, pretzels, and cereal.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Combine maple syrup, butter, vinegar, thyme, cayenne, and 1 teaspoon salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, until butter has melted and mixture is combined. Remove from heat. Stir together remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle maple mixture over cereal mixture, stirring to evenly coat. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake, stirring a few times, until crisp and golden, about 1 hour. Let cool completely before serving. Mix can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.