Friday, July 10, 2009

Cereal Square Snack

1 (16 oz.) pkg. cereal squares (rice, oats, corn, wheat)
2 cups whole pecans
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine cereal and pecans in 9 x 13 baking dish. In a 2 cup microwavable bowl mix corn syrup, brown sugar and butter. Microwave on high 1 1/2 minutes. Stir. Microwave on hi for 1 minute more or until mixture is boiling. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cereal & nuts. Stir until evenly coated. Bake 1 hr. tossing every 20 minutes. Cool. Makes about 2 qts.

This is a fun snack. I've even made it with shredded wheat squares, used peanuts instead of pecans and even sprinkled a handful of coconut in for extra taste. You can add pretzels and salted mixed nuts for the sweet/salty taste.
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