crispix mix

This is the best for taking to a party or on a trip. It's my aunt Heidi's recipe, and I love it. It makes a TON too. Just watch out, because it is so addicting! My sister Erika said she likes it with shredded coconut and sliced almonds stirred into it. Sounds good, huh?

Crispix Mix

2 small boxes Crispix cereal (Chex works too, it's just more crumbly)
1 pound butter (4 sticks...yikes! That explains why it's so good.)
3 cups sugar
1 cup light Karo syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt
shredded coconut (optional)
sliced almonds (optional)

Melt the butter in a large pan, then add the sugar and Karo syrup. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook to soft ball stage (about 230-240 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 2 minutes). Take off heat. Add vanilla and dash of salt. Pour cereal (and coconut and almonds if using) into a large bowl and drizzle with the hot mixture. Stir and spread out on a baking sheet until cool.