Monday, December 22, 2008

Almond Chex Mix

I love Chex Mix as much as the next girl, but don't you think it could use an occasional makeover? While you and I both can probably agree that we need to consume more holiday snacks like we need a hole in the head, here's a Chex recipe for your snacking pleasure. I received this treasure a couple of years ago from a Southern Belle with a recipe box that will blow your mind. It's easy to make and even easier to eat up! You really can't stop munching once you start, so consider yourself warned. I don't even like almonds that much, but it's almost too good to be true!

Almond Chex Mix

1 box rice Chex
2 3/4 cups sliced almonds
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup butter (not margarine)
1 tsp almond extract

1. Place cereal and almonds in a large bowl; set aside.
2. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees.
3. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Pour over cereal mixture; mix well. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets; cool. Toss to break apart. Store in airtight container.


Jakob said...

Mmmmm.... This was so so good at Thanksgiving!

Ann-Marie said...

Is this Phyllis' recipe? If so, I just heard about it this weekend. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try!

Sarah said...

Miss Phyllis indeed. You won't regret it!

Amylouwho said...

Darn you for giving me something else I'm sure I will love. When something is sweet and crunchy/crispy I have hard time saying no!

Alexis said...

Yum! My oldest daughter will flip for that!

Jessica said...

I have all of these ingredients right now...I might just make this up for a little snack before midnight church on Christmas eve!

Jena said...

Very similar to how my mom makes her sweet chex mix, but she does it all in the microwave (more difficult now that large paper bags aren't as readily available as they used to be). This has always been a favorite treat of mine. (I was never a salt fan.)

It's really too bad I can't find Chex here in BC. This would be a marvelous holiday treat this year.

Amy said...

Yum. Thanks!

The Lindahl News said...

Yet another reason to like Chex!

Have you made the mix with Chex, cocolate, peanut butter and powdered sugar? Think it's called MUDDY's sure good, too!

Merry Christmas!!!

Melissa said...

I've been a lax poster, but an avid fun to hear about your holiday adventures! Hopefully we can get together and catch up after the new year. Thanks for another Miss Phyllis special!