Chex® Caramel Corn

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4 cups popped microwave popcorn
4 1/2 cups Corn Chex® or Rice Chex® cereal
1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, if desired
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation Directions

1. Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In large microwavable bowl, mix popcorn, cereal and peanuts; set aside.
2. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is boiling. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
3. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool, stirring occasionally to break up. Store in airtight container.


Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Use butter for the best flavor when making this crunchy caramel snack.
Special Touch
Scoop this delicious caramel combo into small food-storage plastic bags and tie with colorful ribbons for a welcome homemade gift.
Did You Know?
You can tailor this treat to any event or season by stirring a few drops of food color into the boiling mixture before pouring it over the cereal mixture.