Friday, December 18, 2009

Chocolate Chex Caramel Crunch

This recipe is actually from the Chex website but it is sooo good I had to re-post it here. The brown sugar and butter blend together to create a caramel glaze that is just out of this world. When I made this I cut back the Chex from 8 cups to 6 1/2 and added 1 1/2 cups of pretzel sticks. I'm a sucker for that salty/sweet combination!

Chocolate Chex Caramel Crunch

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

Into large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.

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.

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.

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