Chocolate Chex Caramel Crunch


Plain brown sugar and butter turn into caramel goodness that surrounds chocolate cereal squares in this scrumptious, crunchy Chocolate Chex mix.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 cups


  • 8 cups Chocolate Chex® cereal

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup vanilla baking chips


  1. Place cereal in a large microwave-safe bowl; set aside. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.

  2. In a 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth.

  3. Stir baking soda into sugar mixture, stirring until dissolved. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave coated cereal on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute.

  4. Spread cereal mixture over the prepared cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-sized pieces.

  5. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth (bowl will be hot).

  6. Drizzle melted baking chips over snack. Refrigerate until set, 10 minutes or longer. Store in a tightly covered container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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