Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Crunch

Mmm - it's sticky, chewy, crunchy, and sweet! I also used all ingredients that I already had at home.

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  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups cheerios or shredded wheat
  • 1 cup peanuts, cashews, or pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  1. Grease one 10x15 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Continue to cook, without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  4. Remove from heat; stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda. Add cereal, nuts and dried berries; pour into prepared pan and allow to cool. Break into pieces and store in air tight container.

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Recipe adapted from


Mo said...

Mmmm...yummy, it looks right up my alley. Thanks for sharing. I bet pistachios would make it look quite festive too.

Sara said...

Yum, this looks delish! I'll have to try it out.