My friend, Emily, loves sweets and snacks. She also loves to give pretty gifts. This yummy snack mix will fit the bill on all three points. It’s reminiscent of homemade caramel corn, and it would look lovely in a glass jar with festive ribbon.
½ c. packed brown sugar
½ c. corn syrup
¼ c. butter
6 c. Crispix-type cereal
3 c. nuts (pecans, cashews, peanuts or a combination)
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, mix brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Stir frequently while heating for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix cereal and nuts; pour hot syrup over the cereal and nuts and stir with a rubber spatula.
Transfer mixture to a large baking dish. Bake at 300 for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Cool on wax paper.