Sunday, December 20, 2009

my favorite chex mix

i don't know who to attribute this recipe to... but i think it's so widely known and redistributed that it won't matter if i publish it here. this is my favorite sweet chex mix, as it has some of my very favorite things in it.

when i say favorite, you all know that means "favorite at the moment," right? because i have SO many favorite things. pasta. butter. garlic. brown sugar. almonds. steel cut oats. ice cream. raspberries. diet ginger ale. cheese. horseradish. grilled steak. red peppers. onion salt. balsamic vinegar. alfredo sauce. david beckham. coconut. chex cereal. pistachios. ruby red grapefruit. granny smith apples. avocados. blah. blah. blah.

i could go on and on.

this year, i made this for my neighbors. this recipe makes 8 of the 5.2 cup rubbermaid take alongs.

*1 box rice chex (the big box)
*1 box golden grahams
*12 oz sliced almonds (you can use cashews, too)
*1 pkg coconut (sweetened or unsweetened, whatever you want.)

*2 sticks butter (do i really have to give you my "don't substitute margarine" speech?)
*1 1/2 c. light corn syrup (karo)
*1 1/2 c. sugar
*1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

mix the first four ingredients in a ginormous bowl. or 2 smaller bowls. i don't own a bowl that is large enough. in a medium saucepan, melt the butter, then stir in the sugar and the corn syrup. bring to a boil and and boil for 3 minutes, constantly stirring. remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pour over cereal. spread out to cool and place in containers. or horde it all for yourself, which is what i really wanted to do.