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4.84 from 12 votes

Addictive Caramel Crispix Snack Mix

This Addictive Caramel Crispix Snack Mix is so good! One batch of this caramel glazed snack mix will feed a crowd that no one can resist!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 25 servings
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 18 oz Crispix cereal Rice chex also work
  • 1 lb peanuts salted or lightly salted
  • 1 lb M&M candies or chocolate coated candy pieces
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup I used Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 brown paper bags grocery bag size

Instructions

  • Place one paper bag inside the other and pour cereal, peanuts, and M&M candies into it.
  • Add brown sugar, butter, Karo syrup and salt to a large saucepan.  Boil for 1-1/2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda.  Be careful because the mixture will foam up and be very hot.  Pour into the paper bag over the cereal mixture.
  • Roll the top of the bag down and shake to distribute the sugar mixture throughout the cereal mixture.  Heat bag in the microwave on high for 1 minute.  Remove and reshake.  Return to the microwave for a total of 3 times.
  • Spread out on rimmed cookie sheets to dry for a couple hours or overnight.  Occasionally break up the mix.  Store dried mix in an airtight container.

Notes

Alternately, this mix can be made in a large microwave-safe bowl. 

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 7.3mg
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