Caramel Crispix Mix (Crack)

Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Several years ago, this amazing treat was first given to me as a part of a wedding welcome bag. After requesting the recipe, I have been making it every holiday, rainy weekend and randomly for friends at their request. One response to the mix was, “Damn girl, this is awesome.”

It is the perfect balance of salty, sweet and the great crunch from the Crispix. The caramel is similar to the concept of a Fleur de Sel Caramels. Sometimes I alternate between light and brown sugar depending on how deep a flavor of a caramel I am in the mood for. I have added chocolate chips, nuts, or had the mix plain.

  • 12 oz box of Crispix-spread into 2 9 x 13 pans
  • ¼ C Karo syrup(light)
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • ½ C butter

Mix together in saucepan and bring to boil. Boil for 1 ½ minutes ONLY. Pour over cereal. Bake @ 325 for 8 minutes. Stir and bake another 8 minutes. Then pour out on wax paper, let cool, break it up. Add 1 can nuts (or omit) and medium bag plain M&M’s (or part peanut).

I have tried using the microwave to boil the sugar caramel and it has been equally effective and eliminates one baking dish to wash.

Butter and brown sugar goodness

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