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.


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?


4.8 from 6 reviews
Caramel Crispix
Recipe type: Holiday Treats
  • 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
  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!



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


  • 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

      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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  • Molly

    Wow this stuff should come with a warning label! So delicious! Perfect mix of salty, sweet, and crunchy. We made this for our movie night snack and it was perfect. I am going to pack it in cute containers for my daughter’s teachers as an end of year gift with a gift certificate. Found on pinterest.

  • 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?

  • 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 😉


  • 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.


  • 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!

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