Monday, July 29, 2013

Cereal Candy

I love the summer months, even though the heat can sometimes get to me.  When it's in the 90's outside,   I'm not as inclined to bake like I do in the fall and winter, but  we still enjoy something sweet once in a while.  The trick here is finding a cookie recipe that doesn't require turning the oven on!  In a Walmart Family Cookbook from 2001, I found a great recipe for a cookie-like candy made with Chex cereal that you can fix on top of the stove.  With all of the new flavors available in Chex cereals, you could really change this recipe up! (I'm thinking chocolate Chex!)   Enjoy.

Cereal Candy
submitted by Sharon Sager, Seymour, IA

1 C sugar
1 C Karo Light Corn Syrup
1 1/2 C peanut butter
2 TBSP. McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
9 C toasted corn cereal squares

Line cookie sheet with waxed paper;  set aside.  In large dutch oven combine sugar and corn syrup.  Bring to a rolling boil.  Remove from heat;  add peanut butter and vanilla.  Stir in cereal.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet.  Makes 3 dozen

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  1. This sounds great. In the Fall, I should make this for my class.

  2. My kids would love this. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

  3. I am with you Marcia, who want's a 400 degree oven going when it is 105 outside the door. These look like great treats! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I make this recipe with Fritos instead of cereal. I hadn't thought about using Chex and it sounds wonderful. I agree with you that chocolate Chex would especially be good.

    I found your post via Richella's party.