CARAMEL CHEX MIX
In a 2-qt microwave bowl combine:
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. corn syrup
1/2 t. salt
1.2 t. vanilla
Put into bown and microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Stir really well. Cook for 2 more minutes. When done, add 1/2 t. baking soda and stir. Pour over mixture in paper sack.
Spray a paper sack with Pam nonstick spray. Pour in:
1 -14 oz box of Chex Rice Cereal
1 c. mini pretzels
1 c. whole cashews, peanuts or your fav (optional)
Add these to the paper sack. Pour over caramel mixture. Shake bag well to coat the cereral. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Sahke bag well and then microwave another 1 1/2 minutes. Pour from bag onto waxed paper or parchment paper. Cool and enjoy!
Sometimes I package these in little gift-sized bags for holidays or special occasions. Once it's cool and I'm packaging it, I will add candy corn for Halloween, red and green M&M's for Christmas, pink M&M's or little sweetheart candies for Valentines Day.
Try it and let me know what you think! It's one of our family fav's!