A holiday tradition in our house is that My Man makes traditional Chex mix.
I like it, but there are usually partial boxes of cereal left and none of us is wild about Chex for breakfast.
I found a great recipe on allrecipes.com to use up those partial boxes. And it's gluten-free!
This Caramel Snack Mix is sweet and nutty and packs a colossal crunch. I'm bringing it to a New Year's Eve party tonight so that we can nibble on it while playing board games with our bunch of friends.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Combine a total of 12 ounces of rice and corn chex (or use Crispex, if you prefer), 1 cup of pecans, and 1 cup of almonds in a well-oiled roasting pan. I keep the nuts whole, but you can chop them if you want.
Melt 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), 1 cup packed brown sugar, and 3/4 cup light corn syrup in a large microwave-safe vessel.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until the butter is melted. Pour over the cereal and nuts and stir well to combine.
Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Turn out onto some parchment paper to cool, separating the clusters so they don't stick together. I sprinkled mine with a little sea salt, too, to add a little contrast.