Going to a Holiday party and don’t know what to bring? Want to make a home-made treat to give away to friends? Try my Easy-Peasy Caramel Chex Mix.
Sweet and buttery, nutty and delicious, it’s a simple treat that’s ready in 30 minutes. And at this busy time of year, simple and good just can’t be beat.
Here’s what you need to make it:
- 1 Small Box Chex Wheat & Rice Cereal
- 2 cups of chopped nuts – pecans or walnuts
- 2 sticks of butter, not margarine, butter. Oh Yeah!
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
Preheat oven 325 degrees.
Coat an cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and then pour cereal and nuts into the pan and set aside.
In a deep sauce pan melt butter and then stir in brown sugar. Over medium heat stir butter and brown sugar steadily to prevent burning; bring to a boil for one minute. Once boiling, slowly add vanilla; mixture will foam (and may splatter) cook one to two more minutes.
Pour butter/sugar/vanilla mixture evenly over cereal and nuts, coating well.
Pop the pan into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Stir. Bake another 10 minutes and remove from oven, stir again to coat evenly.
When just about cool, remove from pan into an airtight container and enjoy!
December 1st signifies the start of the Christmas baking season at my house. You?