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Christmas, Munchies, Snacks

Chex® Caramel Corn 1

Source: Betty Crocker Holiday Appetizers December 2000 #168 P 115

Servings: 19

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 55 minutes


  • 4 1/2 cups Corn Chex® (Corn, Rice or combination)
  • 4 cups popcorn, popped
  • 1/2 cup cashew halves, or honey roasted peanuts, if desired
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Mix cereal, popcorn and cashews in large roasting pan.
  2. Heat margarine, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla to boiling in 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
    Bake uncovered 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paperto cool, stirring occasionally to break up. Store in airtight container. 19 servings (1/2 cup each).
  • Success Hint: Do not use spread or tub products in place of the margarine or butter.
  • Variation: Make this crunchy snack in the microwave. Mix cereal, popcorn and cashews in large microwaveable bowl; set aside. Microwave margarine, brown sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla in a large microwavable bowl uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is boiling. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute.

Yield: 9 1/2 cups

Copyright: Betty Crocler

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 102 Calories; 5g Fat (40.8% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 7mg Cholesterol; 125mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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