This recipe came to me in high school. My friend Judy Best passed it along from her school cooking class. It has been a long time favorite fast treat. I have doubled it to fit the Costco size cereal bags. If you are using a smaller bag use the recipe at the bottom.
1/2 cup of butter (8 tablespoons)
3 tablespoons corn syrup
2 cups of packed light brown sugar, brake up or remove any hard lumps
7 cups of rice Chex cereal
Butter 2 cookie sheets for spreading candy on
Stir until smooth
Add sugar and stir until smooth
Heat slowly WITHOUT stirring. Mixture will foam and when it is twice the original volume begin timing 2 minutes.
While pan is still on the heat add the cereal all at once. Stir until each Chex is coated. Keep the heat on low, this takes a while and keeping warm helps.
Pour onto buttered sheets. Spread over entire pan. I try to separate the cereal into individual pieces while it is warm
Store in an air tight container. If your candy sugared that means you didn't follow the rules in the blog posting before this one!
Normal size recipe
4 tablespoons butter (1/4 cup)
1 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
1 cup light brown sugar
4 cups rice Chex
One hand full and I can't stop, this candy is so crunchy and good!