Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Caramel Apple Chex Mix



Happy Fall Ya'll!!!
I found this recipe a few weeks back through the Tuesday recipe link up on a fellow blog, A BaJillian Recipes and have made it a couple times now. I am excited to share it with you today and a few small changes I have made. It is the perfect Fall snack in all its gooey, apple, caramel glory!
Prepare to meet your newest addiction!




Caramel Apple Chex Mix

Gather your ingredients:
-1 box of Apple Cinnamon Chex Cereal (10 cups)
-Approx. 2-3 cups of Rice Chex Cereal
-1 cup of slices almonds (1 small bag)
-1 cup of roasted peanuts
-1-2 handfuls of health toffee crushed candies
-6 tablespoons of butter
-3/4 cup of brown sugar
-1/3 cup of applesauce (any kind, maybe even homemade)
-1/4 cup light corn syrup
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/3 teaspoon baking soda
-3 oz white chocolate (I used the white chocolate candy quick, it comes in a tray you can easily pop in the microwave for melting)
-1-2 cups of pretzels
-sprinkles (optional)
-3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-3 oz. caramel bits
-sea salt to taste


Step 1: Line a baking sheet with wax paper (I didn't have any and used tin foil and it worked just as well!) In a large microwave safe bowl, combine cereal, almonds, nuts, and health candies. Set aside.

Step 2: In a medium saucepan melt butter (6 tbsp), brown sugar (3/4 cup), applesauce (1/3 cup), corn syrup (1/4 cup), and sea salt (to taste) together on the stove. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Allow to boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla (1 tsp) and baking soda (1/4 tsp).

Step 3: Pour caramel mixture over cereal/nuts mix and stir until everything is coated. Microwave for 5 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread mix on to lined baking sheet and allow to cool completely (approx. 30-40 mins).



Step 4: Line a second baking sheet with wax paper or tin foil. Melt white chocolate in microwave until smooth. Dip pretzels in to chocolate (and then sprinkles if desired), then place on lined sheet. Refrigerate pretzels until chocolate has set.

Step 5: Once Chex Mix has cooled completely, break in to pieces. In a small microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and oil until smooth. Then, drizzle over the mix.

Step 6: Melt caramel bits in microwave until smooth, add in sea salt and drizzle over mix. Place pan in freezer or refrigerator until chocolate and caramel have set.



Step 7: Remove pan from freezer or refrigerator (may have to break it up again) and mix together with white chocolate covered pretzels, store in an tightly sealed container or zip-loc bag.




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Recipe:

Caramel Apple Chex Mix

Ingredients:
-1 box of Apple Cinnamon Chex Cereal (10 cups)
-Approx. 2-3 cups of Rice Chex Cereal
-1 cup of slices almonds (1 small bag)
-1 cup of roasted peanuts
-1-2 handfuls of health toffee crushed candies
-6 tablespoons of butter
-3/4 cup of brown sugar
-1/3 cup of applesauce (any kind, maybe even homemade)
-1/4 cup light corn syrup
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/3 teaspoon baking soda
-3 oz white chocolate (I used the white chocolate candy quick, it comes in a tray you can easily pop in the microwave for melting)
-1-2 cups of pretzels
-sprinkles (optional)
-3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-3 oz. caramel bits
-sea salt to taste


Step 1: 
Line a baking sheet with wax paper (I didn't have any and used tin foil and it worked just as well!) In a large microwave safe bowl, combine cereal, almonds, nuts, and health candies. Set aside.

Step 2: 
In a medium saucepan melt butter (6 tbsp), brown sugar (3/4 cup), applesauce (1/3 cup), corn syrup (1/4 cup), and sea salt (to taste) together on the stove. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Allow to boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla (1 tsp) and baking soda (1/4 tsp).

Step 3: 
Pour caramel mixture over cereal/nuts mix and stir until everything is coated. Microwave for 5 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread mix on to lined baking sheet and allow to cool completely (approx. 30-40 mins).

Step 4: 
Line a second baking sheet with wax paper or tin foil. Melt white chocolate in microwave until smooth. Dip pretzels in to chocolate (and then sprinkles if desired), then place on lined sheet. Refrigerate pretzels until chocolate has set.

Step 5: 
Once Chex Mix has cooled completely, break in to pieces. In a small microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and oil until smooth. Then, drizzle over the mix.

Step 6: 
Melt caramel bits in microwave until smooth, add in sea salt and drizzle over mix. Place pan in freezer or refrigerator until chocolate and caramel have set.

Step 7: 
Remove pan from freezer or refrigerator (may have to break it up again) and mix together with white chocolate covered pretzels, store in an tightly sealed container or zip-loc bag.

4 comments:

  1. Holy deliciousness! This looks amazing and perfect for this time of year :)

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  2. Um yum!! This sounds amazing!! And perfect for fall!!

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  3. I thought that recipe looked amazing when Jillian linked it up- glad to see you've made it and made changes to your liking! Perfect for the holidays!! Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

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