Here's the scoop: Make this carmel corn-like coating and pour it on just about anything and it will transform a mundane pretzel into a party all its own. Bake it for 25 minutes and Ta-DAAA! You're done. Now, for you over achievers who are already thinking about Christmas, tuck this recipe away as it would be a great addition to a teacher's gift - package it in a snazzy way though, who wants to be the dork parent!? I like to make stuff like this around the holidays and it just so happens that I named today a holiday - so THERE! Happy Carmel Crunchy Day!
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick of butter
- 3 tablespoons of corn syrup (I used dark as that was what was in my pantry)
- 2 pinches of salt
Remove it from the heat and then add:
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Now, for the ingredients in which to pour that sugary glaze over...raid the pantry!
- 4 cups Bugles
- 5 cups rice cereal
- 2 cups pretzels
- 1 cup (or two - who's counting?) Cheerios
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 cup cashews
Pour the glaze over the snack mix and stir to distribute and coat evenly. Spread the mixture on foil on a large cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes.
Cool completely and store in a container with a tight fitting lid so you have enough time to catch your children sneaking the snack before the lid is off and contents devoured. Enjoy!
Finished Product - I should make this my walpaper on my computer screen.
Have a delicious day!