Easy-Peasy Caramel Chex Mix

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.

bubbling goodness

bubbling goodness

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!

crunchy, carmelly deliciousness!

crunchy, carmelly deliciousness!

December 1st signifies the start of the Christmas baking season at my house.  You?

.. let the baking begin!

.. let the baking begin!

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20 thoughts on “Easy-Peasy Caramel Chex Mix

  1. You always have the BEST recipes! I’ve been making something similar with popcorn, peanuts, cashews and Rice Chex. But I’m going to try yours next time.

    • Well .. I only share my “tried and true” with you 🙂 This one’s easy and tasty; yours sounds delish as well. I think you could use this “sauce” on a number of things: popcorn, nuts, chex mix etc — Happy Baking!

  2. This sounds divine. I haven’t tried any version of the sweet chex mix snacks, but coming from you, I know this will be terrific – all of your recipes are!

  3. I love crunch and just may throw some peanuts/pecans/or/cashews in with it. This would make a great holiday gift, I think, in quantity. Thank you for another recipe of goodness. Love the header! (wink and a 🙂

    • You could easily do just that … I’m thinking pecans since you can get them easily and far less expensively than we can up here 🙂 Happy sampling, Georgette!

  4. Wow. Good thing I’m at a distance. I would dive in head first.

    • Yes, this one is hard to back away from … I make a big batch and then parcel it out into Christmas zip lock bags or airtight jars with Holiday ribbons. My F-I-L is a fiend over this stuff!

  5. Oh, yummy! This sounds delish! Think I’ll be trying this soon!

  6. Ok, another recipe I’m excited to try! I love almost any variation of chex mix snacks…and you can never go wrong with real butter! Thanks for sharing yummy and easy! ~ Sheila

  7. Oh, yum, does this sound good! However, I have a grandchild with a severe tree-nut allergy, so I’ll have to try it with just peanuts. Just hope I don’t end up eating it all. Thanks for sharing.

    • You would be just fine with dry roasted peanuts, in fact, I’ve made them that way when I ran out of pecans – they were a hit!

  8. Oh gosh! Yum that looks addicting! Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Oh, this sounds/looks yummy. I’m gonna have to try it! Hope you’ve had a great weekend, MJ.

  10. Thank you! Now I have my recipe for the cookie baking marathon this weekend….a non cookie 😉

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