This is my mom’s recipe, something she’s made every Christmas for as long as I can remember. It’s probably the thing I most look forward to during the holidays. I’ve (obviously) already made one batch and will probably make at least one more this season. It’s that good. Just be careful, it’s pretty addictive. We went through the entire batch in 24 hours! Eep!
- 3 cup Cocoa Puffs
- 3 cup rice cereal squares or any of the square cereals
- 1 1/2 cp small twisted pretzels
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Combine cereals, pretzels and nuts in 9Ã—13 baking pan (metal works better).
In medium sauce pan, cook brown sugar, butter and light corn syrup over medium
heat until it comes to a boil. Let the mixture boil without stirring for 4
minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cream of tartar, baking soda and
vanilla. Pour over cereal mix in 9Ã—13 and stir gently to coat. Bake in 300
degree oven for 30 minutes, stirring after 15. Spread on foil to cool. Keep
in covered container. Makes a great gift in little cellophane bags!