Caramel, Peanut ‘n Popcorn Chex™ Mix

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21 Servings
Brown sugar and butter create a caramelized coating on Honey Nut Chex™ cereal with the perfect amount of crunch. Add in kettle corn, peanuts and chocolate candies and you have your next go-to sweet and salty snack.
Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4 cups Honey Nut Chex™ cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 tablespoon water
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4 cups kettle corn
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup gluten-free cocktail peanuts
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup gluten-free candy-coated chocolate candies
Nutrition
  • 1/2 Cup Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 115mg; Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 14g); Protein 2g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6%;
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1.5
Preparation
  1. In large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line large rimmed baking sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and water uncovered on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave cereal mixture uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread on baking sheet. Cool 15 minutes.
  4. In large serving bowl, mix cereal mixture, kettle corn, peanuts and candies. Store in covered container.
Tips
  • For fun, substitute cheese-flavored popcorn for the kettle corn.
  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free.