Holiday Caramel Chex® Mix

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

Preparation Directions

1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, popcorn 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 until glazed, about 3 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil.
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 4 cups of the cereal mixture to melted chips; toss gently until evenly coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Cool about 5 minutes or until set.
5. In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures and cranberries. Store in airtight container.


Look for holiday decorated cellophane bags in craft or paper goods stores. Fill with this extra-special mix and tie with festive ribbons for a welcome holiday gift.