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Coconut Cashew Crunch

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Makes

3 quarts

The crunch is always a hit for Christmas snacking. It’s one of my husband’s favorites—and he says he doesn’t like coconut! It’s incredible on ice cream. —Dana Nemecek, Skiatook, Oklahoma
Coconut Cashew Crunch Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 can (8 ounces) salted cashew pieces
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, coconut and cashews.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Transfer to two foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Serve as is or use as a toppping for ice cream, fruit or yogurt. Store in airtight containers.

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