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Caramel Cereal Snack Mix

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Makes

14 cups

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

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

  1. 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.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Immediately pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  3. 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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