If I may be so bold, this is probably the best chex recipe ever.It is full of caramely goodness, which practically melts in your mouth. You will eat the entire batch before you know it...so beware! However, it is perfect to bring to a New Years Eve party, movie night, or Spring Sing lock-in. It will be the hit of the party!
And trust me, it’s easy. I wouldn’t be able to do this if a 5 year old couldn’t. Yes, my cooking skills are right up there with a child’s.
Time: About 10 minutes
1 box of chex (crispix or off brand cereal. Anywhere from 14-17oz.)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup corn syrup
First: prepare the cereal. If you have a brown paper sack, great! If not, get a BIG bowl (best if it has a lid with it) enough to pour the chex into, and plenty of room to stir.
Over a stove, melt butter. Add brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat until boiling. Once it is boiling, leave it for 30 sec.
Remove from heat. Add the baking soda and stir until foamy (if you have kids...or easily amused college students in the house...the foamy part is the fun part!)
Pour over your chex mixture, and shake! (or if in a bowl without a lid...shaking would not be recommended! Stirring is okay, but try not to crush the cereal!)
Get it all mixed up ( a good couple of minutes of shaking).
Then every 10 or so minutes come back and shake it again to get it all mixed up. This will help it not stick together. It will stay warm for a good hour. It is still AMAZING warm, just a little extra sticky. Best to make it a couple hours ahead, just to cool it down and make it easier to pick up!
But trust me on this one...it will always be a hit!