Chex Mix Recipes: Caramel Chex Mix

Hi, everyone!  I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend!  I am excited to be starting a 20 days of Christmas Cookies series with you!  Everyday (except Sunday) until Christmas I will have a new Christmas cookie or treat recipe.

Some of these will be recipes that I use every year or new recipes that I have decided to try.  I also have several Guest Posts from other bloggers and friends who will be sharing their favorites ( I do still have a few days left if you would like to join in and share, just email me!)

Since Today is December 1, lets get the cookie and treat baking started!  I usually start my baking early, most cookies freeze nicely so that I can bake a little at a time through out the month.

Caramel Chex Mix Recipes

You can use either Crispix or Chex mix to make these delicious Chex mix recipes.   Both cereals work well, I happened to have Crispix on hand the day that I made this.

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This is recipe is one of my very favorites.  But seriously, it is very addictive.  I cannot but it down once I start eating it.  How can anything that has four sticks of butter be bad?  Yikes!  Yes, four sticks of butter!  This is why I only make it at the holiday season and not on a regular basis.  Do you make any other Chex mix recipes?

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4.8 from 4 reviews
Caramel Crispix
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Recipe type: Holiday Treats
 
Ingredients
  • 2 small boxes of Crispix Cereal
  • 2 cups of butter
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • ½ cup Light Karo syrup
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a sauce pan.
  2. Add brown sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Add Karo syrup, vanilla and baking soda.
  4. I put the cereal in a large bowl then pour mixture over the top and stir.
  5. Then pour into a brown paper sack.
  6. Microwave for two minutes and shake.
  7. Microwave again for two minutes and shake.
  8. Spread the Crispix onto wax paper and let cool.
  9. Enjoy!

 

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Be sure to stop by and check out some more Easy Recipes that I have to share.  Here are a few of my favorites:

S’more Bars

 Smore Bars

Caramel Chex Mix: Version 2

 Caramel Chex Mix

Comments

  1. JustMe says

    Hi! I just found your blog, and can I say…first of all, FOUR STICKS OF BUTTER? Count me in! Secondly, how will you find the time to make so many cookies! I am impressed :)

    I just followed your blog purely based on the butter ;)

    bitsinpeaces.blogspot.com

  2. Cyndi says

    I’ve done this with popcorn, thanks for finding the recipe for me … no need to use the bowl, just put the cereal in the brown bag, pour the caramel on top, fold over and shake, nuke, shake, nuke, shake – less clean up!!

  3. Rebecca Richardson says

    Have you ever added nuts and pretzels withthe Crispix? Sound great without it, but think I’m gonna try a batch. I’ll let yo know know it goes.

  4. penny hill says

    Great recipe Chrissy the whole family couldnt stop eating it. I added a box of this to each basket. Love it, TY for sharing.

  5. Mary says

    I;ve been making this for years…I call it Christmas Crunch. I also add 1 can of mixed nuts, 1 can of cashews and a bag of fritos. I use a big roaster pan, sprayed with cooking spray, dump all dried ingred in it then add the syruo mix. I then bake it for 10 min at 350 and then stir and bake for 10 min more. I stir well and dump it on Pam sprayed foil and then i stir and stir till cool and not clumped togeter…Delish!

  6. Jenny says

    Hmm, I don’t understand why you need to microwave it? If the sauce is already cooked why do you have to cook it again?

  7. Julie says

    Hi, I just made the recipe and so delish! I posted it on my site and did link back to you. Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Julie … JulieSaidWhat.com

  8. Laney says

    Just made this today, but I baked it in a bar pan for 20 mins instead of microwaved. Every 10 mins I took it out and mixed it up. I think baking it helps it be more crunchy and easier to handle. This also makes a lot, I halved the recipie! Very good though, and I used Rice Chex instead. Still yummy!

  9. Kathy Lovenburg says

    How many cups does this recipe make? I was thinking of making this to put into small containers and give to co-workers. Sounds YUMMY!

  10. Peggy Ward says

    I hat butter so bad I could not make anything with 4 sticks of butter. Could you use oil? I always use oil instead of butter. It looks so good.

  11. Mary Ann Dove says

    Would this work with a butter substitue (like smart balance light), my gradaughter has to be dairy free.

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