Monday Made It Meet Me Eating - July 7 {Caramel Crunch}

My husband found a deal on cereal, so he bought a lot of it. Translation - There's a decent chance that it may go stale. So before we went out-of-town for the Fourth, I whipped up a quick batch of caramel crunch. Similar to caramel corn, it can be made with things you may already have in your kitchen.

Caramel Crunch

15 oz. box Corn/Rice Chex or Crispix
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Pour cereal into large roasting pan. In saucepan, combine butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to rolling boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and baking soda. Stir well and pour over cereal. Put in 250˚F oven for 15 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes. Spread on waxed paper and cool.



  1. Yummmy! I have made something similar before, but used those "corn puffs" that you find in the chip aisle. I love anything carmel, especially if it is a little salty. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  2. Hi Diane!
    That looks yummy! I actually have a blog question. How do you easily add pictures with the cute frames and captions on them? I find this to be tedious, there must be a faster way than what I'm doing! Love your blog!

  3. Ya know you could totally send me some of that in Korea. I wouldn't mind at all. Honestly I wouldn't.
    Southern Fried Teachin’

  4. That recipe sounds and looks delicious! I can't wait to try it!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  5. That recipe looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing it!
    Teaching Trio
    Chalk & Apples

  6. Caramel Crunch sounds like a delicious gluten-free treat. I always have cereal in the cupboard, so I may be making this soon.
    The Traveling Teacher

  7. Yummy! I love homemade caramel corn, and this looks just as delicious!

    Kay @ Sommer Pride

  8. I am starving and then I read your post. Now I want that stuff for lunch! Oh my! Thanks for sharing your recipe and photos!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  9. Those look yummy! My mom likes to make cornflake candies using peanut butter and cornflake cereal. They were sticky but really tasty!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

  10. The student that passed out must have the visualization strategy down! ;)
    - Mariela
    Learning With Mrs. S

  11. That caramel crunch looks amazing! Way to put that extra cereal to good use! Reading as a child was at the top of my list too but I wrote about swimming. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  12. OMG that recipe sounds ah-mazing! I can't wait to try it. YUM!

    Caffeine and Lesson Plans


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