Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Carmel Crunch....quick New Years Eve treat

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

Heat butter and syrup in a heavy skillet, large enough to hold all the cereal

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!


lyndy said...

Yumm!! We made a bunch of chex mix and muddy buddies this holiday season and that would have been good too!

Eden said...

Clint took one look at this and started drooling. Guess I'll have to make him a batch. Maybe for his B-day.