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Candied Cereal Mix Recipe

Candied Cereal Mix Recipe

"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. YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 207 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.