Occasionally Crafty: Game Day Snacks- Cereal Treat

January 25, 2012

Game Day Snacks- Cereal Treat

It's Mouth-Watering Wednesday, and let me tell you....this one is NOT healthy, will go straight to your hips, and will make you an addict.   But I promise- it's worth it!

I was first introduced to Cereal Treat at my mother-in-law's house, and the recipe was provided to me by my husband's aunt.  You may have made a version of this yourself- but this is how we like it.  (I hope I'm not sharing any family secrets!)

I usually make it for New Year's Eve, Super Bowl, and other times where people will be hanging around, snacking, all day or night.   

Here's what you need:
1 large Box of Rice Chex cereal
I large Box of Golden Grahams
1 16 oz bag Slivered Almonds (optional)
2 Cups Coconut (optional)
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Karo Syrup
2 Cups Butter or Margarine


Mix cereals, coconut, and almonds in a large bowl.  Set aside. (I'm allergic to coconut so you won't see that in my pictures.)  You'll also notice I'm not a slave to brand names.  I don't think it matters when your cereal is covered in buttery deliciousness.


In a saucepan, melt butter/margarine, then add sugar and Karo syrup. 


Mix together and simmer for 25 minutes.  In case you don't know, simmering means to cook at a temperature just hot enough for tiny, rapid bubbles to escape. 


Mixture should turn a light caramel color.  


Pour over mixture in bowl and toss until cereal mix is well covered.


Lay out on cookie sheets to dry.

Place it in your favorite bowl to serve, and watch as your guests return over and over for "just one more bite".  Delicious!


I'm linking this up to some parties this week- hope you'll check them out too!

What's your favorite Game Day snack?  Savory or sweet?


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1 comment:

  1. YUM!! I love Chex snacks! This will be perfect for Super Bowl Sunday! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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