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Caramel Cereal Snack Mix

 Caramel Cereal Snack Mix
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
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • 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.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will
  • foam). Immediately pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  • 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.
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.