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Caramel Snack Mix Recipe

Instead of the usual savory cereal snack mix, this version gets just the right amount of sweetness from brown sugar and corn syrup. —Barbara Strohbehn, Gladbrook, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:24 servings


  • 6 cups Rice Chex
  • 6 cups Corn Chex
  • 6 cups Crispix
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Grease three 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans; set aside. In a large heat-proof bowl, combine the cereals; set aside.
  • 2. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal and stir until well coated.
  • 3. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake, uncovered, at 200° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Break apart and store in airtight containers. Yield: 4-1/2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 200 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Janis Kofsky User ID: 2517093 33771
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"I made this for my sister's 40th birthday party, and it was a huge hit! My husband wanted to hide some so he would have some for later. I also swapped out some of the cereal for pretzels."

peeweel User ID: 1557867 82243
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2008

"To give it a little salty taste I add a cup of pretzels and cashews and reduce the cereal by 2 cups."

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