A sweet crunchier version of an American favorite, perfect for picnics, nibbling on by a cozy fire or for gift-giving.
cups Corn Chex™ or Rice Chex™ cereal
cups popped microwave popcorn
cup honey-roasted peanuts, if desired
cup butter or margarine
cup packed brown sugar
tablespoons light corn syrup
Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, popcorn and peanuts; set aside.
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.
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.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 1 1/2g,
- 1 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.