Thursday, December 10, 2009

Caramel Chex Mix

I have to say one of the easiest and most tasty things I make during the holiday season is Caramel Chex Mix.  When I bring this tasty treat into work, it's demolished within minutes.  I can sit down and eat this whole batch myself but I don't because I really need to fill those darn gift baskets with bulky items.

Caramel Chex Mix
On stove-top:
1 cup     Butter
1 cup     Light brown sugar
1/4 cup  dark karo corn syrup

Boil the above ingredients in a heavy saucepan
Stir continually while maintaining a constant boil for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in:
1/2 tsp    vanilla extract
1/8 tsp    baking soda
Mixture will get frothy

Pour mixture over:
6 generous cups popped popcorn [i use the unsalted/unbuttered one]
4 generous cups of Rice Chex
2 generous cups of Cheerios
1 generous cup of nuts [almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, whatever you like]

Stir well to coat and place in 9 x 13 or larger baking pan. Alice from Savory Sweet Life had this BRILLIANT idea of throwing the popcorn/cereal items into a large paper shopping bag, pouring the mixture over it and shaking it up in the bag!!

Bake in oven at 250 degrees for one hour stirring every 15 minutes.
Cool on wax or parchment paper.


  1. Are you trying to make your co-workers fat, per chance? - tosh

  2. Yes. I'm trying really, really hard.

    I've already succeeded with myself...

  3. you could have at least given credit to someone's ex g/f for the receipe!

  4. I was considering it but then I would have to put in "The only good thing that came out of "Bob's" relationship was this recipe and one other..." and i thought that would be mean.

    Plus it's exactly the same as another recipe I'd found in my nisei cookbook.

  5. Wait, mix it in the bag, then pour it on the sheet and bake, right? I think I'll make this this weekend. =) Pegs

  6. sorry, yes...Put the dry stuff in the bag; pour the caramel over the dry stuff in the bag; shake, shake, shake; then lay out flat on a baking sheet [i used 2 baking sheets so that I can be as sloppy as I normally am].


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