Carmel Popcorn And Chex Mix

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Do you like sweet and salty snacks? Then this recipe is perfect for you!! It’s also a great treat for bringing to holiday parties or on long road trips. If you’re in the car, just have some wet wipes for your sticky fingers!

I originally found a recipe for Carmel Chex mix on the Chex website a couple of years ago and I have been adjusting it and playing with it ever since. Here’s how I made my most recent batch:

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For the sauce: In medium saucepan, heat 2 sticks butter, 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar, 8 Tbsp. light corn syrup, and 1 tsp. vanilla over medium heat, stirring frequently. Heat just to boiling. Don’t let it burn!

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Use a large ungreased roasting pan for mixing and cooking. I put in approximately 10 cups of Chex (I used the corn Chex this time, but any other kind will work), 1 bag of popped microwave popcorn (light butter kind), 1 cup of peanuts (I mixed plain and honey-roasted. You could use salted if you like more of a salty taste), and about 1 to 2 cups of pretzels.

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Pour the sauce over the popcorn mix, stirring until evenly coated. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes to coat.

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Cool on waxed paper. Store in air-tight containers like big Ziploc bags. Enjoy!!

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