Caramel Snack Mix
So easy and a big hit with everyone! I've made it twice now with great success and little cleanup. I lined two half sheet pans with foil and sprayed them with butter flavored non-stick spray. I added a handful of pretzel snaps and used pecan halves.
Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in the microwave until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved. Stir it well. This took more than 2 minutes in my microwave, it took about 4. This is not a cooking stage, the mixture will caramelize from its time in the oven. Stir every 15 minutes with a silicone spatula, gently stirring and turning the cereal and nuts so they all get some coating.
After the hour, I poured it all out on my kitchen counter which I lined with parchment paper. Here I stirred until cool, again gently. After a few minutes you can put your hands into it and spread it out/stir some more.
After it's completely cool, put it in an air tight container. Looks pretty in cellophane gift bags with a pretty ribbon.
Thanks for the recipe, this is a keeper!
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Dec. 22, 2013