Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chocolate Chex Caramel Crunch

Chocolate Chex Caramel Crunch
(A preschool mom made some of this for me and I loved it!! So then I got the recipe from her...but it turns out it is available online but I thought I would share it here so you don't have to search it out!)

8 Cups Chocolate Chex Cereal (this is really a mix of chocolate chex and other chex cereals)
3/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
6 Tbsp. Butter
3 Tbsp. Light Karo
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 C. White Chocolate Chips

Measure 8 cups of cereal into a large Microwavable bowl ( it will have to go in the microwave later.) Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside.

In another microwavable bowl add brown sugar, butter, and Karo. Microwave uncovered on high for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until it is all melted and smooth. Stir in the baking soda to this mixture until it is all dissolved. Pour this mixture over the cereal and stir to coat. Microwave the cereal (with sugar mixture on it) for 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread the coated cereal onto lined cookie sheet.

The next part of the recipe is to drizzle the cereal mixture with melted white chocolate chips....I will say that I don't think this step is really necessary, it didn't really make a difference to me. My friend, Tera, however did like the white chocolate addition. Also, the picture online had the cereal mixture drizzled with white and milk chocolate. So I guess it depends on how much time and/or effort you want to put into it! (If I was giving it away I would drizzle it with both chocolates because it looks prettier....but if I am just making it to eat it I wouldn't bother!)

Then refrigerate (I did for about 30 minutes)

The final result....yummy!!!

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