Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Crunch...or New Years!

I had planned to post this a few days before Christmas and make a play of the title of this fun snack.  But, alas, I got busy and did not post.  This is one of my favorite snacks at Christmas and it is so easy with few ingredients.  It's pretty much a sweet Chex mix but uses Crispix.  The brown sugar and butter give this a toffee taste.  At first, I was worried about the texture because it was initially pretty soft; but after it cools (BTW, remove it from the pans to cool some other will stick to the pans!) everything has a great crunchy texture!  Try it out on your friends at New Years.

Christmas Crunch
1 box Crispix cereal
1 can mixed nuts
1 stick butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325.  In a large bowl mix the cereal and nuts together.  In a separate bowl, melt butter and sugar together.  Stir in corn syrup. Pour this mixture over the cereal and stir until well coated.  Pour cereal onto 1-2 cookie sheets.  Place in oven and bake for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  After the fourth 15-minute interval (one hour total time) remove from oven and pour cereal onto waxed paper to cool.  Enjoy!

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