Caramel Corn Chex® Mix

Move over, plain ol' caramel corn; this snack mix is even sweeter and crunchier, and it invites nuts and chewy dried cranberries to the party, too!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

4
cups popped microwave popcorn
4
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
1
cup mixed nuts
1/2
cup butter or margarine, cut up
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries

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Steps

  • 1 Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In large microwavable bowl, mix popcorn, cereal 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 about 5 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute, until cereal just begins to turn brown. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up.
  • 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 3 cups of the cooled cereal mixture to melted chips; toss gently until evenly coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Cool about 30 minutes or until set.
  • 5 In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures and cranberries. Store in airtight container.
  • 1 Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In large microwavable bowl, mix popcorn, cereal 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 about 5 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute, until cereal just begins to turn brown. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up.
  • 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 3 cups of the cooled cereal mixture to melted chips; toss gently until evenly coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Cool about 30 minutes or until set.
  • 5 In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures and cranberries. Store in airtight container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Look for holiday-decorated cellophane bags in craft or specialty foods stores. Fill with this extra-special mix and tie with a festive bow for holiday gift giving.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.