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Caramelized Crispy Snack Mix (like Chex Turtle mix)

Last post Mar 24, 2008 12:27 PM by two4tea_MN . 2 replies.

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  • Caramelized Crispy Snack Mix (like Chex Turtle mix)

    I got this recipe from and just made it.  I really like the Chex Turtle mix, but don't like the peanuts and chocolate candy pieces in it, plus it's kinda expensive.  This tastes a whole lot like it.  I made it just like the recipe, but didn't add in the candy.



      cups oven-toasted corn squares cereal
    9   cups oven-toasted rice squares cereal
    2   cups firmly packed brown sugar
    1   cup LAND O LAKES® Butter
    1/2   cup light corn syrup
    1/2   teaspoon baking soda
    2   cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
    Heat oven to 250°F. Spray roasting pan with no-stick cooking spray. Place cereal in prepared pan.
    Combine brown sugar, butter and syrup in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil (8 to 9 minutes). Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add baking soda; mix well.
    Pour syrup mixture over cereal; toss gently until well coated. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, or until coating is set. Cool 5 minutes; stir in chocolate pieces.
    Spread mixture onto waxed paper. Cool 10 minutes. Break apart. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

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  • Re: Caramelized Crispy Snack Mix (like Chex Turtle mix)

    This is the recipe I came up with at Christmas time.  My sil calls it "Christmas Crack" because it is so addictive.

    Chocolate Chex

    4 cups Chocolate Chex Cereal

    4 cups Golden Grahams
    1 bag popped microwave pop corn
    2 cups honey roasted peanuts
    1/2 c butter
    2/3 c brown sugar
    1/4 c. light corn syrup
    1/2 tsp Vanilla

    Put Chex, Golden Grahams, popcorn & nuts in baking pan.  Heat butter, sugar, syrup & vanilla on stove.  Drizzle over cereal, tossing until covered.  Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Spread on wax paper to cool.  After it has cooled I add 1-2 cups of something chocolate. (chocolate covered cashews, M & Ms or chocolate covered raisins.)


  • Re: Caramelized Crispy Snack Mix (like Chex Turtle mix)

    I just got my free sample of the Chex Turtle mix and was disappointed that I couldn't have it because of the peanuts.  I love the fact that I can make it and leave out the peanuts or add something else in their place.

    Thanks to you both for posting these!