If you make this you may have to do like I do and put it in a ziploc bag on top of your fridge behind a large plant. That is the only way I can stop myself from eating it. It’s terribly addicting… terribly. Oh, and terribly delicious… terribly 😉 Oh, and super easy so what are you waiting for!
After the first round it will look some thing like this. Give it a stir and pop it back into the microwave for another 2 1/2 minutes. If you don’t use a big enough bowl this will boil over so many check on it every 30 seconds or so. This stuff is a mess to clean out of the microwave… trust me 🙂
Pour this over your cereal and stir until it is all well coated. Some people put the cereal in the bag and dump the sauce in and just shake it but I like to micromanage the distribution of carmel goo to chex piece ratio and be sure they are equally coated 😉
Next you will dump it all into your large paper bag. Trader Joe’s plug 🙂 Fold the top down a couple times to close it and pop this into the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove and shake well then return to the microwave for another 1 1/2 minutes. I like to be sure I lay the bag on the side it wasn’t laying on the first time in the microwave so you don’t have hot spots and burnt pieces.
Simply dump onto baking sheet and allow to cool… if you are able too… I give it about 10 seconds before the sampling starts… and it never really stops until it is all gone. This is a great party snack and can be made in a hurry at the last minute, which is also good if you completely devour the first batch and have to quickly make another 😉
Carmel Chex Mix
8 cups corn or rice chex or a combo
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 stick butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
1-2 cups nuts (optional)
Measure cereal out into large bowl. Grab large brown paper bag. In a medium to large microwaveable bowl dump brown sugar, salt, corn syrup, and butter. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Prepare vanilla and baking soda. Remove mix from microwave and stir. Return to microwave for additional 2 1/2 minutes, watching for boiling over. Remove from microwave and stir, adding vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cereal and stir to coat evenly. Dump into paper bag, fold down top to close. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, remove and shake bag well. Return bag to microwave for another 1 1/2 minutes. Remove and cut sides of bag down to cereal. Dump onto baking sheet to cool.