Jul 122010

This is one of my favorite snack foods!!!

Where did I put the Brown Sugar?

Crunch Mix

Caramel Cooking

Caramel Boiling

Mixing it all Up

Going in the Oven

All Done!!!

Caramel Crunch Mix

Crunch Mix:
2 cups Quaker Oat Squares
2 cups Cinnamon Life Cereal
2 cups pretzel twists
1 1/2 cups Cheerios®
Caramel Mix:
1/4 cup light karo syrup
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

Preheat oven to 250┬░. Mix all cereal, pretzels, and peanuts in a large roaster pan. Set aside to prepare Carmel Syrup.

In a 8-quart Dutch Oven mix together the first five ingredients, and boil 5 minutes. After 5 minutes add Baking Soda, while still foaming, pour over crunch mixture and mix well. Bake for 45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes. Wooden spoons work best. Pour out onto wax paper to cool. As it cools break into smaller pieces. Store in airtight container.

This stuff is addictive!! Once you start you can’t stop. The original recipe called for nuts, but I’m not a huge nut fan so I don’t put them in and I have no idea where this recipe came from!

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