Cereal Crunchies Recipe
- 2 cups Multi-Bran Chex
- 2 cups Corn Chex
- 2 cups Cheerios
- 2 cups miniature pretzels
- 1 cup salted mixed nuts
- 1/3 cup butter, cubed
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 2 to 3 teaspoons butter flavoring
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cereals, pretzels and nuts; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter flavoring and salt. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
- 2. In a small bowl, combine vanilla and baking soda. Remove brown sugar syrup from the heat; stir in vanilla mixture (syrup will foam). Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
- 3. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes; stir. Microwave 2-3 minutes longer; stir. Microwave at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes, stirring well several times. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Yield: 8-1/2 cups.
One serving (1/2 cup) equals 153 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 446 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.