Source: Betty Crocker® Cookbook

Chex® Caramel Corn
A sweet crunchier version of an American favorite! Perfect for picnics, nibbling on by a cozy fire or for gift-giving.
Rating:
Serves: Makes 19 servings (1/2 cup each)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

 

 
4 1/2 cups Chex® cereal
4 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts
1/4 cup butter or margarine
6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla




1. Stir together cereal, popcorn and peanuts in large microwavable bowl; set aside.
2. Microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla in large microwavable bowl on High 2 minutes or until mixture is boiling, stirring after 1 minute. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
3. Microwave 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool, stirring occasionally to break up. Store in airtight container.

IMPORTANT: Because microwaves cook differently, times are approximate.

Oven Directions: Heat oven to 250°F. Stir together cereal, popcorn and peanuts in large roasting pan; set aside. Heat butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla to boiling in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool, stirring occasionally to break up.