Recipe of The Month: Easy Popcorn and Peanut Snack


Easy Popcorn and Peanut Snack

Recipe of the Month


4 cups Chex cereal (corn, rice or combination)
4 cups popped popcorn (remove any un-popped corn)
1 ½ cups peanuts
¼ cup butter
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
¼ teaspoons vanilla


Mix cereal, popcorn and peanuts in a large, microwavable bowl; set aside. Microwave remaining ingredients in microwavable bowl, uncovered, on high for about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, or until mixture is boiling. Pour hot liquid over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave cereal mixture, uncovered, on high 5 or 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread mixture on waxed paper to cool, stirring occasionally to break up. Store in airtight container.

Servings: 9 ½ cups

Author: Babs Wilkinson, NCDA&CS, Marketing Division

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