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
Reviews for Confetti Caramel Corn
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Reviewed May. 24, 2011
"I made three batches of this. I suggest adding one cup of Trix to the mix. There is enough syrup that it mixes easily all the way through the process. 8 cups fit fine in my standard large size mixing bowl.Bake in a 9x13 pan or on two baking sheets with sides. The syrup still bubbles and is fairly liquid through to the end. I had to clean my oven after the first batch overflowed a bit.Cool on parchment paper."