Debatable foods…..one of the top is candy corn. People either love it or hate it! Sweet and Salty Candy Corn Crack! I assume you know which side I am on!
Brach’s Candy Corn and Autumn Mix scream fall to me. In a world where everything is an Amazon click away, these treats are available (if only in my mind) in the fall. As sweet as sweet can get, they are one of my favorite candies.
Back in the day, you couldn’t get the pumpkins of the Autumn Mix like you can today…..a whole freaking bag….of just pumpkins!! As a kid, I picked all the pumpkins out before my brother could get to them. Plus, there were not nearly enough of them in the bag…I was a pumpkin hoarder.
To be even more freakish about them, I would eat the candy corn with the brown ends last. Clearly, they did not taste as good! Autumn mix pecking order…pumpkins, candy corn with yellow, candy corn with brown. I caught myself picking through the bag that way today…..old habits??
Sweets have always been my go-to as a snack. Chocolate, cake, and candy top the list. My sweet tooth is massive!
Last year we made a Caramel Apple Autumn Mix that was a cross between muddy biddies, and Chex mix with dried apple and caramel bits. Delicious.
The Chex Mix portion of the snack mix was sweet and crunchy like caramel corn. It was my favorite part of the mix.
One group of my ladies at school bring in sweet treats quite a bit, and someone brought in a mixture of candy corn and dry roasted peanuts. Oh lord, what did they do to me??? This stuff was heaven! The only downside to me in the world of candy corn is that you need just a little something to cut the sweet before you get sick. Dry roasted peanuts were it!
The wheels in a foodies head run wild, and I was thinking about sweet snacks, and the ladies had recently brought in the divine candy corn peanut mix. I was also thinking of the Chex Mix portion of t years snack mix. A combo of the sweet and the sweet and salty? A match made in sweet and salty heaven! Seriously it’s addicting. I had to have Tim take half with him to work, and as I sit here writing this …about sick to my stomach …..but wanting more. I will have to give the rest away, and soon!!!
Super easy to make Sweet and Salty Candy Corn Crack is perfect for a Halloween treat, bag some up for your little goblins.
Be sure to hoard a little bit for yourself….ok a lot a bit!Print
4 1/2 cups Rice Chex cereal
4 1/2 cups Corn Chex cereal
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1– 11-ounce package Autumn mix
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, combine both kinds of cereal and set aside.
Place a piece of parchment paper on a large baking sheet and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, mix both sugars and set aside.
Heat brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
Pour over cereal mix and stir until cereal is coated.
Add 3/4 cup of the sugar mixture and mix well.
Spread coated cereal on a prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture on top of the cereal mixture.
Bake for about 5 minutes, then flip with a spatula and bake for 5 more minutes until cereal turns golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Once the mixture has cooled, break apart and mix with peanuts and autumn mix.
Store in an airtight container.
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