The super yummy – diet busting snack mix I promised you – just in time for swimsuit season! 🙂
Dagmar entered this mix as her entry for the annual family Iron Chef competition and won second place in the “Yum” category.
It was first place in my heart! It’s an addicting sweet and salty combination – think Chex Mix meets caramel corn.
I literally couldn’t stop eating it.
True confessions here – if you look very closely at the picture of Butterbuns Iron Chef entry that I posted last week – you will see a pink arm in the background.
That arm is mine.
It is in the bucket of Caramel Snack Mix – where it spent the weekend.
My nieces and nephews had to wrestle it out of my hands just to save me from myself.
It’s that good.
I hope my family enjoyed it – ’cause I’m not sure the scale will allow me to ever make it again! 😉
Caramel Snack Mix
1 – 12 oz. box Crispix
1 cup peanuts
1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
6 ounces mini pretzels or sticks
2 sticks butter or margarine
1/2 cup Karo syrup
2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix together the Crispix, nuts and pretzels sticks in a large bowl. (We used 3 cups of mixed nuts in ours.)
In a 3 quart saucepan combine the oleo, Karo syrup and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add 1 teaspoon soda. Stir. It will foam up.
Pour over the cereal mix and stir.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for 15 minutes stirring every 5 minutes.
Dump out on the table to cool and harden.
Now – I dare you not to eat the whole thing!