When throwing a party, you'll want to include handfuls of these sweet bits and pieces. "Made with bright fruit-flavored breakfast cereal, the munchies are a variation of ordinary caramel corn I thought would appeal at a gathering," explains Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas. "But you could also pack the mix into a tin as a gift."
- 7 cups Trix cereal
- 2/3 cup butter, cubed
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Place cereal in a large bowl. In a saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cereal and stir to coat. Transfer to greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Break apart while warm. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 10 cups.
Originally published as Confetti Caramel Corn in Country Woman January/February 2000, p20
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