Monday, February 25, 2013

Chocolate Caramel Crunch

 I love to have people over to my house.  Whether it's for a party, dinner, just to hang out, movie night, or whatever I look forward to it so much.

All for several reasons.
1. I love to visit. Ask anyone who knows me and I think they will all answer the same.  I love to talk to people.  My kids hate me going in somewhere to drop something off because it takes me ages to leave, all because I am visiting.
2. I love getting to know new people.  You just never know when you are going to run into a "kindred spirit".  Speaking of kindred spirits I love Ann of Green Gables and totally agree with her and her kindred spirit idea.
3.  I love any excuse to make some new food.  You would think that I would use a tried and true recipe for my visitors, but no! it's a new recipe to see what they think.  Usually it works out but a few times it's been quite a disaster.  Oops!

I made this for some friends the other day. I LOVE chex mixes and I love that you can make them so many ways.  Currently my favorite is the chocolate.  Oh so yummy.  This version definitely didn't let me or my friends down.  We couldn't stay out of it. Crunchy, sweet, and chocolatey.

Chocolate Caramel Crunch

(click here for printable version)

8 cups Chocolate Chex cereal
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
6 tbsp butter
3 tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips

1. Pour cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.

2. In a medium microwavable bowl, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on high for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, and until completely melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over Chex. Stir until evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a cookie sheet. Let cool 10 minutes and break into bite-size pieces.

3. In a small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips uncovered on high about 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds, or until chips can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over Chex. Refrigerate until set. Store in tightly covered container. Enjoy!

Source: Chex


K Coake said...

Looks seriously delicious!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I always make something new for company! It's, like, a compulsion! :) This looks SO good!

Chandra Sirois said...

Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

Paula said...

Oh my goodness! This looks perfectly delicious! We'd love for you to link this to our party!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I saw something like this on Pinterest, and my son caught a glimpse. He is dying for me to make it. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

Bev Carter said...

These look so delicious! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try them.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...


Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

That white chocolate on the top really pushes it over the edge. Visiting from the Pin me party and just pinned!

Angie Church said...

oh so yummy for sure a treat that would make the day a bit better
come see what I shared at

Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot said...

That looks so yummy, I bet it goes fast! I'd love for you to come share it on my weekly linky:

Kathie SassyLittleLady said...

Hello, I’d love to have you come share your post at Show and Tell Saturday #6 at Sassy Little Lady!


Erika Monroe-Williams "The Hopeless Housewife" said...

This looks so addictive! We would love to have you link it up at The Hopeless Housewife Link Party, we are giving away a Le Creuset French Oven.

Ruthie Armstrong said...

This had got to be such a delight!! Perfect combo... I'm so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell... come back again next week to party with me again :) xoxo~ Ruthie

April Tuell said...

I've made something similar to this before, but I cant wait to try your version. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by tomorrow to share more of your awesome creations!


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