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Caramel Chex Mix

I just want to start by saying that this caramel chex mix is so good. It is kind of like regular chex mix in the fact that it is a bit addicting. You just eat a little here and there and the next thing you know you ate way to much.

This is really like a cross between chex mix and caramel corn. It is definitely sweet and more of a dessert than a snack.

This works perfectly for us when we have a family movie night. My kids like it because it is different than our normal snacks like popcorn or even caramel corn. They would love it if I made this more often.

I use just chex cereal in this to keep it gluten free, but you could easily add other things to it. I have added M&M’s to it before and my kids enjoy it when I do that. I think the M&M’s make it almost too sweet, but kids never think anything is too sweet, so they love it when I add them. If you add M&M’s add them after you bake it and it has cooled.

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  1. Yum, Lynn – I love the twist with the Carmel on this. You’re right – perfect for a movie night.
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  2. Yumm! This looks so good! It’s late at night and all of a sudden, I wish I had a bowl full of this! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. This is one I’ll be trying!

  3. I love Chex mixes and this one sounds amazing. Sadly I can’t get Chex in England, but I always enjoy it when we are in the US (which luckily is quite often!). Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

  4. Perfect for any night! Yum!
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  5. This sounds delish! We have a youth conference at church this weekend and I’m in charge of snacks for Saturday. I had already thought of snack mix, so this is right up the alley! 😀
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  6. I’m with your kids–too much sweet is not possible. This looks delish, thanks for sharing!
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  7. Awesome — that looks wonderful. I might throw in some salty popcorn with that 🙂 Love the sweet/salty combo.
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  8. I love Chex mix and caramel..the combo sounds heavenly!
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  9. Ah! I bet my children would LOVE that! They like to have caramel corn when mama feels up to making it, but this looks easier.
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  10. I have been making this for quite some time and every time I take it some where I never have any to take home. My recipe does not call for cream of tarter-just in case you don’t have any-it turns out fine. Also, the recipe I use just calls for a 17 oz box of cereal, no need to measure. I also use Crispix-just depending on what cereal is on sale!

    • @Lori, I have not tried this without cream of tarter, but cream of tarter is an old fashioned trick that makes caramel corn turn out even better. Most people don’t use it now, but I find it really helps make the caramel work better. Although, like I said I have never tried it in the specific recipe without it, for caramel corn it makes a huge difference.

  11. Yummy!

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! You’re right, this would be great on family movie night! Thanks for sharing!
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  12. Yep – I can vouch for the cream of tartar – my grandma always used it in her caramel popcorn and hers was the best!!! =0
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  13. but m and ms may contain nuts?

  14. Yummy fall snack!

  15. I do the same recipe, I just never put it in the oven. Stir and coat well. Pull part into small pieces before cools (careful hot, but cools quickly). Allow to cool on wax paper. Enjoy!

  16. Oh dear – when I added the baking soda it suddenly started to foam up and overflowed even after removing from heat – what a mess. Did not expect that!!

  17. Anyone please help. Is this real hard like peanut brittle after it’s done and cooled? I cannot make if it is hard bacause of my teeth and grandsons braces. Please hurry going to the store Saturday. Thank you!!

    • It is not as hard as peanut brittle. I would say it is more like caramel corn.So it is hard, but not was hard as a peanut brittle would be. I am not sure how well it would work with braces. I hope that helps. Have you ever made muddy buddies or my snow buddies? They are not the same as this, but a similar idea and they would be easier to eat with braces.

  18. Joany Jones says

    This recipe is so easy to make! Very yummy!


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