Caramel Crunch

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caramel crunch

This is one of those recipes my whole family loves. It is quick  to make and easy to jazz up by adding in a handful or two of M&M’s or peanuts or both.

Just like the Dirt Cake recipe I shared last week, this is a recipe that does not require you to use your oven which makes it summer season friendly in my books.

It does require that you use your microwave and a large microwave safe bowl.

It takes under 10 minutes too cool and stores well in an airtight container for several days.

 

Caramel Crunch
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box of Cascadian Farm's Multi Grain Squares (you can use chex cereal too)
  • 8 cups of popped air popped popping corn
  • 1½ cups Brown Sugar
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons corn syrup
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Instructions
  • Mix together cereal and popcorn in a large microwave safe bowl and set aside.
  • Lightly grease two cookie sheets and set aside.
  • Mix together brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a small micro wave safe bowl
  • Place sugar mixture in microwave and cook on high for 1 minute
  • Take out and stir
  • Cook for another minute
  • Take out and stir
  • Repeat once more if necessary, you need to stop cooking once the mixture is entirely melted and smooth
  • Stir in baking soda
  • Pour mixture on top of cereal and popcorn mix
  • Stir with wooden spoon.
  • Place in microwave 1 minute
  • Stir
  • Place in microwave another minute
  • Stir
  • Place in microwave one last minute
  • Stir
  • Dump mixture out onto two lightly greased cookie sheets and allow to cool.
  • Break up mixture and store in an air tight container
  • Great add ins are peanuts or M&M's (add after mixture has cooled)
Instructions
  1. Instructions
  2. Mix together cereal and popcorn in a large microwave safe bowl and set aside.
  3. Lightly grease two cookie sheets and set aside.
  4. Mix together brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a small micro wave safe bowl
  5. Place sugar mixture in microwave and cook on high for 1 minute
  6. Take out and stir
  7. Cook for another minute
  8. Take out and stir
  9. Repeat once more if necessary, you need to stop cooking once the mixture is entirely melted and smooth
  10. Stir in baking soda
  11. Pour mixture on top of cereal and popcorn mix
  12. Stir with wooden spoon.
  13. Place in microwave 1 minute
  14. Stir
  15. Place in microwave another minute
  16. Stir
  17. Place in microwave one last minute
  18. Stir
  19. Dump mixture out onto two lightly greased cookie sheets and allow to cool.
  20. Break up mixture and store in an air tight container
  21. Great add ins are peanuts or M&M's (add after mixture has cooled)

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Comments

  1. Andrea Johnson says:

    Is the cereal like “Life” cereal? I have never heard of “Cascadian Farm’s Multi Grain Squares”. Thanks for sharing! We are looking forward to making this!

    • Victoria says:

      More like chex squares. I just uses Cascaidian Multi Grain because it is wheat and not corn and I find it makes a great taste mixture.

  2. I used to make a caramel popcorn similar to this, but I think yours sounds better. I’ll have to give it a try.

  3. Ooo this looks like the perfect camping mix. Can’t wait to try it! When I do, I’ll feature it on my blog and be sure to link back to you 🙂 Hope you’re having a fabulous day!

  4. This sounds wonderful. I like that you don’t have to use the oven!

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