This recipe was a staple in our house every holiday season while we were growing up- a couple of years ago I even made about 10 batches of it and took it around to our neighbors as a Christmas gift. It is easy to throw together, the kids can help make it, and it is finished and ready to eat in less than 15 minutes.
Warning: it's super addicting!
I have absolutely no control when I make this . . . I just can't stop nibbling. :)
I even had it for breakfast this morning . . . it's cereal, right?!
1 (14 oz-17 oz) box of Rice OR Corn Chex cereal
1 (7 oz) bag of sweetened coconut
1 (5 oz) bag of almonds (about 1 1/3 cup)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) margarine or butter
1 1/4 cups light corn syrup (like Karo syrup)
Dash of salt
Spray a LARGE (the biggest you can find!) bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Pour in the entire box of Chex cereal, coconut, and almonds. Gently mix together.
This is the perfect job for your kids to do. :)
Mix together the sugar, butter, light corn syrup, and dash of salt in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a full boil, turn heat down to medium, and cook for three minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over the cereal mixture in the big bowl and stir evenly.
Spread cereal evenly on wax paper and let cool (even though it's delicious to eat while warm, too!).
Once it cools, I bag it up in little cellophane bags and share with neighbors and friends . . . it's also a big hit for bake sales or potluck dinners!
You can also store it in an airtight container or Ziploc bag and it lasts for a couple of days.
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