Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cereal Candy

I seem to be craving any kind of goodie made with cereal lately.  I've made S'mores snack mix (a few times!) & the delicious spin on Muddy Buddies...the Biscoff Muddy Buddies!

And this one is just like all the others.  You just cannot stop eating it!

I first tried this a couple of summers ago when my sister-in-law took it to a family retreat.  I was hooked, but have just now gotten around to getting the recipe & making it myself. 

At first I thought the butterscotch/peanut butter combo would not be so great, but boy was I mistaken!  That combo is KILLER...especially when you add chocolate in the mix!

This would make a wonderful Halloween goodie bag to hand out at school parties or any other party, really. That is if you don't eat yourself sick and don't have much left for anyone else.:)

Cereal Candy
15 cups Crispix Cereal (about 1 1/2 boxes)
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 bag (11.5 oz.) chocolate chips
1 bag (11.5 oz.) butterscotch chips

Measure cereal into a large bowl; set aside.

Melt the sugar & corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil & let boil for 1 minute.  Take off the heat and stir in the peanut butter.

Keep stirring until it is mixed well and is smooth.

Pour over the cereal and mix well.  Place large sections of wax paper on counter.  Pour cereal mixture onto the wax paper, spreading so it is in an even single layer.

Put butterscotch chips into a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until smooth.  Drizzle over the cereal mixture.

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave just like the butterscotch chips and then drizzle over the cereal too. 

Let the chocolate and butterscotch cool and harden, then break into pieces and place in bags or a large bowl that is air tight to store.

NOTE:  There is another variation instead of melting and drizzling the butterscotch and chocolate chips.  After you mix the peanut butter/sugar mixture with the cereal just add the whole chocolate and butterscotch chips and stir them in.  Then lay it out on the wax paper to cool.  I've had it both ways & love it either way!  Just sometimes it's easier (or I'm just lazy!) to add the chips instead of doing all that melting!:)

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