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Caramel Corn Chex® Mix (1/2 Recipe)

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

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 9

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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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

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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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