Chocolate Chex® Caramel Crunch

With a caramelly crunch and delicate chocolate drizzle, this snack is perfectly suited to any occasion, from parties to family movie night.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

8
cups Chocolate Chex™ cereal
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
6
tablespoons butter or margarine
3
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
cup white vanilla baking chips or chocolate chips

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Into large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • 2 In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth (bowl will be hot). Drizzle over snack. Refrigerate until set. Store in tightly covered container.
  • 1 Into large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • 2 In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth (bowl will be hot). Drizzle over snack. Refrigerate until set. Store in tightly covered container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Instead of using waxed paper, you can spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with nonstick foil.

Need clever gift wrapping ideas for this 15-minute recipe? Check out Mix & Mingle with Chex® Party Mix.

Add more dazzle to the drizzle by using two kinds of melted chocolate, as shown in the photo.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.