Recipe: How to make Christmas caramel Chex mix

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Photographer: Gabriella Sevieri

Freshly made Caramel Christmas Chex mix with red and green M&M’s for the Christmas spirit!

Gabriella Sevieri, Staff Reporter

As long as I can remember, my mom has made Caramel Chex Mix for my family around Christmastime. It is one of my favorite desserts during the holiday season; the crunchy caramel Chex mixed with M&M’s is the best. I decided that this year I would make it for her instead, since she has been stressed about work lately. 

Adding M&M’s is optional, add any chocolate candy you would like and enjoy!

 

Dry ingredients: 

4 ½ cups of Rice Chex

4 ½ cups Corn Chex

1 cup packed brown sugar

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup chocolate coated candy 

 

Wet ingredients: 

½ cup butter 

¼ cup light corn syrup

 

Instructions: 

Place cereals in a large microwavable bowl. 

In a 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on high for about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until smooth and dissolved. 

Stir baking soda in until dissolved, then pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. 

Cool 5 minutes; stir in candies.

Spread on waxed paper to cool; break into bite-size pieces. 

Store in an airtight container to eat later.