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Caramel Chex Mix

BIG version:

Combine, in a large baking pan:
1 12 oz. box Rice Chex
1 12 oz. box Corn Chex
1 large box Crispix
1 - 2 # can of mixed nuts, or 1# each cocktail peanuts and pecans (your favorites)

In a saucepan, combine:
2 pounds of brown sugar
1 pound of butter (4 sticks)
1 cup clear Karo syrup
1 tsp. salt

Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in 2 tsps. vanilla
Pour over cereal mixture and stir.
Bake in oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour.
Take out and stir every 15 minutes.
Spread on wax paper to cool.

 

Small version:

Combine, in a large baking pan:
1 large box Crispix cereal
10 oz. bag thin pretzel sticks or rings
1 large can mixed nuts

In a saucepan, combine:
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
½ cup clear Karo syrup

Bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes.
Pour over cereal mixture and stir.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
Take out and stir. Bake for another 8 minutes.
Spread on wax paper to cool.

Notes:
-Roasting pans work well to bake these recipes.
-Add more! Pretzels, Ritz Bitz, Bugles, anything that won’t melt can be added before baking.
-Add more! After the mix is cooled, add Raisins, M&M’s, peanut butter chips...!
 

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