Saturday, December 10, 2016
Chex Caramel Corn Snack Mix
Tonight while watching Christmas movies sitting by the Christmas tree you should make up this Christmas treat and create some Christmas memories. There you go I said Christmas 4 times in a sentence. That is the next holiday we will celebrate and to us it is very special.
We love snacks that provide great munching. This snack is also easy to bag up and throw in lunch boxes. Swee, salty and crunchy is all provided with this recipe. Years ago my grandmother would make caramel popcorn balls. They were wrapped in green and red paper and shared on Christmas day.
To make this snack mix you will need:
4 cups popped popcorn
4 cups of your favorite Chex Cereal (I used Corn Chex)
1/2 cup peanuts
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
Mix popcorn, cereal and peanuts in a large microwaveable bowl.
In a medium microwaveable bowl, add butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla extract. Microwave 1 minutes. Stir. Microwave another 1 minute, until bubbling. Pour over popcorn mixture. Stir.
Microwave popcorn mixture for 1 minute. Stir and scrape side of the bowl. Repeat microwaving and stirring 4 - 5 times. When the mixture comes of the microwave the last time, shake on sprinkles and stir.
Spread mixture on lined baking sheet. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Source: Slightly adapted from Chex