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Caramel Cereal Snack Mix Recipe
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Caramel Cereal Snack Mix Recipe

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I like to share this sweet snack with neighbors, friends and co-workers. My husband gets upset if I don't leave enough at home for him! —Carol Merkel, Yorkville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Corn Pops
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 306 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°. In a large bowl, combine cereal and peanuts; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Immediately pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Spread into two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 14 cups.
Originally published as Caramel Cereal Snack Mix in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p182

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 306 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

Lip smackin' good. Great sweet / salty combo. Made as is, no changes.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

I made this and took it to work for the Christmas party there and to wife's families house for Christmas Eve and everyone at both places loved it. Will definitely make this again.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

Delicious! I used Crispix cereal and added pretzel sticks as well.

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Reviewed May. 4, 2010

This was easy to make and my Husband loved it. It is good to have with around the Campfire. Will make it again.

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

Make this with Crispix cereal and it it fantastic. I also use mixed nuts or cashews instead of peanuts. I pour the gooey mixture over the cereal mixture and microwave in paper bag for like 2-3 min. then spread on waxed paper to cool. Delicious.

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