Candied Cereal Mix Recipe
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Candied Cereal Mix Recipe

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"This is a favorite treat at our house," says Lisa Elliott of West Plains, Missouri. "It's so easy to make and convenient for snacking on the go."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 cups rice chex
  • 6 cups corn chex

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 207 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-1/2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and corn syrup is bubbly, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla and baking soda; microwave 20 seconds longer or until the mixture begins to foam.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cereals. Add syrup mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 300° for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove to waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Candied Cereal Mix in Country Woman September/October 2000, p19

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