Spiced Cereal Crunch Recipe

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My mother gave me the recipe for this irresistible party pleaser. I receive compliments every time I serve it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups each Wheat Chex, Rice Chex and Corn Chex
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 264 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Combine the cereals and nuts in a large roasting pan; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, cinnamon and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil and stir for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread onto waxed paper. When cool, break apart and store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 quarts.
Originally published as Spiced Cereal Crunch in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p47

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