Chocolate-Caramel-Pecan Crunch

Boost your popularity when you bring along this irresistible snack of crunchy pecans and cereal coated with quick caramel and chocolate.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 22
 

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
cup packed brown sugar
8
cups corn puffs snacks
2
cups pecan halves
3/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips

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  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. In medium bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar. In ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, place corn puffs snacks and pecans. Pour butter mixture over snacks mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring twice, until golden brown.
  • 3 Remove 6 cups snacks mixture; place on waxed paper. Sprinkle chocolate chips over remaining hot mixture in pan; toss until chocolate is melted and pieces are completely coated. Cool each mixture completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 When mixtures are completely cooled, toss together in large bowl or container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. In medium bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar. In ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, place corn puffs snacks and pecans. Pour butter mixture over snacks mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring twice, until golden brown.
  • 3 Remove 6 cups snacks mixture; place on waxed paper. Sprinkle chocolate chips over remaining hot mixture in pan; toss until chocolate is melted and pieces are completely coated. Cool each mixture completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 When mixtures are completely cooled, toss together in large bowl or container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Corn puffs are like extra large popcorn without the hulls, so the puffs make a great snack for small children. Find them in the snack section of the supermarket.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.