This is an excellent treat that is great to have on hand around Christmas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly butter a large roasting pan.

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  • Mix corn and rice cereal, pecans, and almonds together in the prepared roasting pan.

  • Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Heat to 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove saucepan from heat and stir vanilla extract into syrup.

  • Drizzle syrup over cereal mixture and toss to coat.

  • Bake cereal mixture in the preheated oven for 30 minutes; stir and continue baking for 30 minutes more. Spread cereal mixture in 1 layer onto 2 lightly buttered baking sheets, separating any large chunks with 2 forks; allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

540 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 59.5g; fat 32.8g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 232.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2015
This is really close to something I have made for years. First tip.. USE A FOIL ROASTING PAN this is messy and can take days to soak and clean otherwise. I add a bag of bugles which were hard to find for a few years but are back now. I like to put it in Christmas bags with a ribbon for guests or family and never met a person that didn't love it! It is addicting though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2015
This is really close to something I have made for years. First tip.. USE A FOIL ROASTING PAN this is messy and can take days to soak and clean otherwise. I add a bag of bugles which were hard to find for a few years but are back now. I like to put it in Christmas bags with a ribbon for guests or family and never met a person that didn't love it! It is addicting though. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2020
This recipe was so good! I did a few variations: uses peanuts instead of almonds; put 1/2 t of baking soda as per directions from another recipe I use: baked at 200 for an hour. Made to give away as gifts. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2019
Everyone loved this!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2020
very good !!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
This was absolutely delicious!! Everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2019
I've made this for many years now. It makes and excellent gift. Read More
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