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Caramel Cereal Snack Mix

I like to share this sweet snack with neighbors, friends and co-workers. My husband gets upset if I don't leave enough at home for him! —Carol Merkel, Yorkville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    14 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Corn Pops
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250°. In a large bowl, combine cereal and peanuts; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Immediately pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  • Spread into two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 306 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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