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Chex® Caramel Corn

Yummy, warm, homemade caramel corn in 15 minutes—outstanding!

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:19 servings (1/2 cup each)

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4cups popped microwave popcorn
4 1/2cups Corn Chex® or Rice Chex® cereal
1/2cup honey-roasted peanuts, if desired
1/4cup butter or margarine
1/3cup packed brown sugar
2tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4teaspoon vanilla
Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Use butter for the best flavor when making this crunchy caramel snack.
Special Touch
Scoop this delicious caramel combo into small food-storage plastic bags and tie with colorful ribbons for a welcome homemade gift.
Did You Know?
You can tailor this treat to any event or season by stirring a few drops of food color into the boiling mixture before pouring it over the cereal mixture.
Preparation Directions
1.Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In large microwavable bowl, mix popcorn, cereal and peanuts; set aside.
2.In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is boiling. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
3.Microwave uncovered on High 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.
Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 80 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 105mg; Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 5g); Protein 0% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10Exchanges: 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils 
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.