Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tailgate Tuesday: Christmas Crunch

(note: Tailgate Tuesday posts are special features written for the SideLion Report from us gals of The Thrifty Table. Check in every Tuesday for a new recipe perfect for that week's tailgate party!)

Christmas crunch is a sweet and highly addictive version of the typical Chex Mix party snack. Everyone goes crazy over this treat when Matt's mom makes this at Christmas (or at least I do)! This weekend, I decided to try it on my own, and it was really easy. Here is the simple recipe for converting basic Corn Chex into a perfect caramel crunch. Add some Christmas M&M's and you will be ready for your tailgate!

Christmas Crunch
*From Jeanne Snyder

17.5 oz. box of Corn Chex or Crispix cereal
2 C. brown sugar
1 C. butter
1/2 C. white Karo syrup
1 tsp. baking soda

-Cut paper grocery bag just above the fold so it will fit in your microwave. Dump cereal into the bag.
-In a pan mix together the brown sugar, butter, and Karo syrup. Let boil for 30 seconds. Stir in the baking soda.
-Pour hot mixture over cereal and mix gently, but well. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir gently and repeat. Spread onto aluminum foil to cool.
-Break into pieces and add holiday M&M's. Store in Tupperware. Enjoy!

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