Friday, November 18, 2011

Caramel Chex

This has seriously got to be one of the most addicting snacks ever! I assure you it has no nutritional value whatsoever, but it's so good. With the holidays coming up this would be a great snack to bring along to your gatherings or if you're like me and give out homemade gifts, this would be perfect for a teacher, neighbor or friend. With such few ingredients and only 10 minutes of prep work, you must add this to your list!

Caramel Chex

2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1-14 oz. box of Chex cereal (corn or rice)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 brown paper bag

Open paper bag and dump box of Chex cereal in. Cover portion of table or countertop with wax paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Bring butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil on the stove in a large pan, stir frequently as not to burn. Once everything is melted, take off heat and add in vanilla and baking soda. Stir until foamy. Pour over cereal in paper bag. Roll top down and shake well. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and shake well. Microwave for another 1 minute and shake again. Make sure to turn the bag onto all sides so the caramel is evenly distributed. Dump chex out onto the wax paper. Once it's cooled a little, spread it out a little. Make sure to keep stirring it every once in a while so it doesn't end up in one large clump. Store in a large air tight container, gallon sized bag or make up into small gift bags for giving.

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