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Praline Cereal Crunch Recipe

A sweet and salty snack like this is hard to resist. The recipe makes 10 cups, so it's great to make when hosting a party. —Glene Bolin, Paradise, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Crispix cereal
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • 1. In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan, combine cereal and pecans; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  • 2. Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat evenly. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Turn onto waxed paper to cool. Break into bite-size pieces. Yield: 10 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 203 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.