Do you need some sweetness today?
Is the heat and humidity zapping your energy?
If so . . . Don’t Despair . . . Make this addictive little snack!
Caramel Cereal will bring a Big smile to your face. This is a family favorite, that we make often. In fact, it just might be the perfect sweet treat for your 4th of July Celebration. The recipe actually calls for cherrios, but I substitute rice crispies instead. This chewy caramel treat gets gobbled up in a hurry. The homemade caramel is soooo good, that I often make it to dip apples in as well. It’s made with Whipping Cream, and is smooth and creamy.
CARAMEL CEREAL CLUSTERS
2 cups Sugar
1 3/4 cups light Karo syrup
1/2 Cup Butter (1 stick)
1/2 Cup Margarine (1 stick)
1 Cup Whipping Cream
1 cups sliced almonds or other nut
2 tsp. pure vanilla
Bring sugar, karo syrup, butter & margarine to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Make sure that sugar is well dissoved, then stir in the whipping cream, & stir often while boiling.
Cook to a soft ball stage – 234° or until a small amount of syrup dropped into chilled water forms a SOFT BALL . Remove from heat & add 2 teaspoons good vanilla and sliced almonds.
Pour caramel mixture over:
5 cups rice chex
5 cups corn chex
5 cups kix cereal
5 cups rice crispies or cherrios
Mix the caramel and cereal together in large bowl. Pour out onto 2 lg. buttered cookie sheets. Let cool completely. ( I cover my cookie sheets over night with clean towels, then in the morning you can break the caramel cereal apart and store in ziploc bags or covered bowl.