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Holiday Caramel Chex® Mix

Caramel corn is the inspiration for this party mix that also invites nuts and cranberries. As easy as it is delicious, it's done in the microwave in 15 minutes.

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:18 servings (1/2 cup each)

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Corn Chex®
4cups Corn Chex® cereal
4cups popped popcorn
1cup mixed nuts
1/4cup butter or margarine, cut up
1/3cup packed brown sugar
1/4cup light corn syrup
1/2cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2cup dried cranberries
Look for holiday decorated cellophane bags in craft or paper goods stores. Fill with this extra-special mix and tie with festive ribbons for a welcome holiday gift.
Preparation Directions
1.In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, popcorn and nuts; set aside.
2.In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, brown sugar and corn syrup uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is boiling.
3.Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High until glazed, about 3 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil.
4.In medium microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Add 4 cups of the cereal mixture to melted chips; toss gently until evenly coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Cool about 5 minutes or until set.
5.In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures and cranberries. Store in airtight container.
Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 110mg; Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 8g); Protein 2% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils 
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.