Candied Cereal Mix
"This is a favorite treat at our house," says Lisa Elliott of West Plains, Missouri. "It's so easy to make and convenient for snacking on the go."
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
Makesabout 3 quarts
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 cups rice chex
- 6 cups corn chex
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-1/2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and corn syrup is bubbly, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla and baking soda; microwave 20 seconds longer or until the mixture begins to foam.
- In a large bowl, combine the cereals. Add syrup mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 300° for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove to waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 207 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Candied Cereal Mix in Country Discoveries September/October 2000