Combine first 6 ingredients in a very large bowl.
Heat syrup ingredients in a large kettle until sugar dissolves-DO NOT boil.
Pour syrup over dry ingredients and stir well to coat.
Spread mixture into 5 9x13 pans or cookie sheets with sides.
Bake at 300 degrees F for 20-30 minutes, stirring several times.
Can bake up to 15 minutes more for crunchier texture.
Can add raisins or other dried fruit at this point.
Great for cereal, on yogurt, or baked in a granola bar recipe.