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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 5 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:

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 Smore Bars

Caramel Chex Mix: Version 2

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    Comments

  • Ashley


    I just made this and it makes a very large amount, so it’s great for holidays. I used 1 box Crispix and half box chocolate oreos, half box pb cereal and fall colored M&m’s (I was very surprised the candy coating survived the microwave and all the shaking lol). It tastes delish and looks so great for fall with all the pretty browns and m&m’s. Thanks for sharing your recipe!! Maybe next time I will throw in some pretzel sticks or pb filled pretzels for a little salty.

    • Sara


      Ashley,
      This is a great holiday recipe. I love that it makes plenty to share with friends and relatives!
      Have a great day!
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  • Lisa


    I’m so pinning this. Looks yummy:)

  • Monica Williams


    What kind of paper sack? A large grocery paper sack or lunch sacks?

  • Mary Ann Dove


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

  • Barb


    Made this this evening, it is fantastic!! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  • Jill


    This is crack!!

  • Peggy Ward


    Love your sight.

  • Peggy Ward


    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.

    • Peggy Ward


      Should be hate butter.

  • Kathy Lovenburg


    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!

  • Laney


    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!

  • Donald brown


    Didn’t my mom give you this recipe like 10yrs ago and it is a great treat

  • Julie


    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

  • Dawn


    Thinking of drizzling chocolate over mine prior to cooling! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Dawn


    Anybody ever tried drizzling chocolate over the mixture just before cooling? Thinking of trying that!

  • Jenny


    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?

    • Chrissy


      Jenny, I think it caused it to harden. Maybe I am wrong but I think it would be gooey otherwise. Kind of like when you bake caramel corn to make it crunchy and hardened. This is a crunchy snack.
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    • Ann


      Can you use oleo or must it be real butter?

  • Mary


    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!

  • penny hill


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

  • Rebecca Richardson


    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.

  • Mary


    What if you don’t have a brown paper bag? Can you cook it in something else in the microwave?

    • Chrissy


      I haven’t tried just cooking it in a bowl and stirring it but instead of shaking in a bag but that may work!
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    • Rebecca Richardson


      I have made microwave caramel corn using a bowl instead of a bag. Works just a good as a bag. But be sure your microwave is big enough for the bowl.

    • Miranda


      I skip the bags entirely, and just used a bowl with a lid. I alternated stirring and shaking (with the lid on), and it worked like a charm. I was able to fit the giant bowl into my microwave though, so that’s a factor to consider…

  • Cyndi


    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!!

  • Kathy


    made a batch…..absolutely wonderful……thanks for sharing……

  • Kathy


    when you say a small box of crispex do you mean the 12oz size?
    thanks

  • JustMe


    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

  • You Just Do


    So many great ideas on your blog! And you're from Iowa?! Me too :) Following you back!

  • Bre


    Sounds (and looks) delicious! Can't wait to see what else you have in store! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  • Falen


    I have all these ingredients aside from the cereal. I'm pinning this for later. Yummmmm.

    Falen

  • Jennifer


    Umm about to go out and buy crispix so I can make this ASAP! I died when I saw that photo.

  • Pamela


    Hey Chrissy how have you been? Love this snack recipe!