Friday, November 14, 2014

Jan's Treat

This is one of our favorite snacks to eat when visiting my in-laws. My mother in-law has made it for years and definitely perfected the recipe. The mix of salty and sweet appeases everyone's taste buds! I love having some made up for when we are enjoying a day in by the fire or when company comes over! 

Jan's Treat
1c. butter
2c. dark brown sugar
1/4c. light Kayro syrup
1/2t. salt
Crispex cereal
Corn puffs (the kind you get in the snack isle-we used O-Ke-Doke)

1. Boil butter, Kayro syrup, brown sugar, and salt on medium heat for 5 minutes with No Stirring!
2. Mix a combination of Crispex, pretzels, and corn puffs in a 6 quart bowl 3/4 of the way full based on your preference. Obviously we like a higher proportion of corn puffs! 
3. Pour melted caramel over dry mix.
4. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave on high for another minute and stir again.
5. Spread mixture over wax paper and allow to cool completely. Place in an airtight bowl for storage. 

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  1. This sounds like the perfect mix of sweet and salty! I will definitely be making this the next time we have friends over!


  2. This sounds really good! I have a question though - do you use a specific brand of cereal for "Corn Puffs?" I'm thinking like Pops or Kix or something? Any suggestions on that one?

    Gina - On the Daily Express

  3. Oh gracious!!! I could eat that for days. Excited to try this recipe :)

  4. This looks like the perfect holiday treat! I need to try this when our youngest son's home for Thanksgiving! T.

  5. Looks yummy! Snacks by the fireplace sound heavenly :)

  6. We didn't use cereal, we use the corn puffs in the snack aisle. I am pretty sure we used the O-Ke-Doke brand. I added it in the blog post because I realized how similar they are to the cereal. Thank you for pointing that out!!

  7. well that looks tasty as heck!!! happy weekend!!!

  8. I love snacks like these. Chex Mix for the win! I crave them when I grocery shop. So for sure I'd enjoy this.

  9. Nomnomnom, this looks amazing! I like giving snacks like this to coworkers for the holidays, and I have been looking for a new recipe...perhaps we'll try out this recipe this year!! :)