Gluten-Free Chex® Caramel Corn

A sweet crunchier version of an American favorite, perfect for picnics, nibbling on by a cozy fire or for gift-giving.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 19

Ingredients

4 1/2
cups Corn Chex™ or Rice Chex™ cereal
4
cups popped microwave popcorn
1/2
cup honey-roasted peanuts, if desired
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, popcorn and peanuts; set aside.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla uncovered on High about 2 minutes or until mixture is boiling, stirring after 1 minute. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • 3 Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Butter or margarine flavors this treat wonderfully and makes the best caramel coating. Do not use vegetable oil spreads.

Pick up a bag of popped popcorn to use in place of the microwave popcorn.

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.