Caramel Corn Chex® Mix (1/2 Recipe)

Caramel Corn Chex® Mix (1/2 Recipe)

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

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

9

servings

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
  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.
Makes 9 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.