Praline Cereal Crunch
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 203 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Dec 1, 2018
I've been making this since December of 1999. I use Quaker Oatmeal Squares. You can easily pack and mail a batch as well, it won't crumble apart like cookies. It also lasts quite awhile but it usually gets eaten long before then! Great recipe.
Aug 18, 2011
This receipe has become a holiday gift for all the people in my office. I used to make it for a "treat" but everyone liked it so much I seemed to be making it every weekend (which I did not have the time to do for so many people). Now for the December holidays I make each person a special bag with this treat. I missed this December due to an illness and everyone was disappointed.I vary the receipe by using 8 cups of cereals similar to Crispix and it works just as well. I have left out the pecans too for people with nut allergies and they don't miss them either. My hubby can eat this all on his own in just a matter of days and his coworkers really enjoy this receipe too. It is not difficult to prepare and I use disposal pans so I can make a lot at one time. I do find with so much in my oven I do have to let it bake slightly longer, but I've done the receipe so many times that I can tell when it is ready to come out.