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Caramel Corn Chex® Mix (1/2 Recipe)

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 9

Make a small batch of caramel corn-inspired party mix packed with nuts and berries. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
cups popped microwave popcorn
2
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
1/2
cup mixed nuts
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4
cup white vanilla baking chips
1/4
cup sweetened dried cranberries

Steps

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  • 1
    Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In medium microwavable bowl, mix popcorn, cereal and nuts; set aside.
  • 2
    In microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, brown sugar and corn syrup uncovered on High 45 seconds to 1 minute, stirring halfway through microwave time, until mixture is boiling.
  • 3
    Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High about 3 minutes, stirring and scaping bowl after every minute, until cereal just begins to turn brown. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up.
  • 4
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups of the cooled cereal mixture to melted chips; toss gently until evenly coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Cool about 30 minutes or until set.
  • 5
    In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures and cranberries. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • Vary the nuts and fruit to suit your taste. Cashews with dried cherries or golden raisins with almonds would both be delicious substitutions.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
17g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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