An easy and delicious snack that Julie likes to bring to the Spa Retreats to munch on during the relaxing evening of gossip and games. So addictive, that Amy is still working on the 12-step program to rid her caramel obsession.
2 1/3 cups Rice Chex cereal
2 1/3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
2 1/3 cups Corn Chex cereal
1 cup pecans (optional; for my nut-allergic children, I replace with pretzels)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
Dump all the cereal and nuts in a large roasting pan.
Melt butter in brown sugar in a saucepan. Boil for about two minutes.
Pour the syrup over the cereal and bake at 350° for about 10 minutes; stirring every two minutes to evenly coat the caramel.
To ease in clean up, remove from the pan when still warm. Spread on top of wax paper until it cools completely; then store in an airtight container...maybe even with a lock and key if you are saving it for a party.
Servings: never enough; I usually double the recipe when I'm bringing it for a retreat.
Addictive, unassuming, and a crowd pleaser make this crunchy snack a great addition to a lighthearted discussion with A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff, Roommates Wanted by Lisa Jewell, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert