Sweet Mixes!

Chex® icago Party Mix

Whip up a batch of Chex® Mix reminiscent of the windy city's flavor combo of sweet and salty.

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:30 servings (1/2 cup each)

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3cups Corn Chex® cereal
3cups Wheat Chex® cereal
2cups Chocolate Chex® cereal
2cups bite-size square cheese crackers
3cups cheese popcorn
1/4cup butter
1/3cup light brown sugar or molasses
1/3cup light corn syrup
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon baking soda
Contestant's Tip
"One of my bosses at work brought in some Chicago blend popcorn (caramel popcorn mixed with cheese popcorn) and it was great. I thought of it when this contest came up and made up a Chex® Mix based on it. If you like a lighter caramel, use the brown sugar. If you like a darker, heavier caramel, use the molasses. I like the variation in the flavor, so I withhold a cup of cheese crackers and popcorn until after cooking, but if you want everything coated with caramel, throw it all in!"
Preparation Directions
1.Mix cereals, 1 cup of the cheese crackers and 2 cups of the popcorn in large, microwavable bowl. Set aside.
2.Place butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave on High 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir; microwave on High until bubbling. Remove from microwave; stir in baking soda. Mixture will foam up, but keep mixing until baking soda is dissolved. Pour over the cereal mixture; stir until fully coated.
3.Microwave on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring after every minute. Spread on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Let cool for about 5 minutes to let caramel fully harden. Stir in remaining 1 cup cheese crackers and 1 cup popcorn.
Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3 1/2g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 220mg; Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 5g); Protein 1% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 20Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.