Friday, January 4, 2013

Chex Caramel Crunch

"At the end of the day it's nice to know..." that when you add brown sugar to butter and corn syrup you get caramely goodness that you can pour over popcorn or Chex mix or probably many other things.  What's better than that?

And, because I can't seem to find the yummalicious recipe that has been given to me on several occasions, here's what I've got so far...

8 cups Chex mix (I used 3Corn/3Rice/2HoneyNut)
1 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 TBLS butter
3 TBLS corn syrup
1/4 tsp baking soda

1. Mix up the cereal and the coconut in a big bowl.
2. Put the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a 2 cup measuring cup.  (Don't use a 1 cup one because then it will all spluge out on your microwave floor.  I know.)
3. Melt it for a minute, stir.
4. Melt if for another minute, stir it up.
5. Add the baking soda and stir it up quick.
6. Pour it over the cereal mix.
7. Put it out on some wax paper to cool.

I know there are supposed to be some other ingredients in this like craisins and probably some nuts, but I'm not sure what they are and I don't want to ruin the caramely goodness by adding the wrong stuff.  If you know, do tell.