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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Crispix Mix

Oh man does this recipe remind me of my childhood. My mom would always make a huge batch of Crispix mix around the holidays and we'd sneak handfuls while she was making it. I also remember eating just the Crispix and picking out the peanuts...must be a kid thing? Now that I'm the grown up, this is the perfect treat to make for neighbors and friends and munch on at home. It's not only a Christmas treat but could be made year round! I had my mom come help me with my first batch since there are some involved steps but I think I got the hang of it. This stuff is so addictive y'all.

1 box Crispix cereal
1-1.5 cups dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup Karo light corn syrup
2 cups brown sugar
2 sticks butter
1/2 tsp baking soda

Giant bowl (if you don't have a giant bowl, try to find your two biggest mixing bowls)
Wax paper
2 brown paper bags
Rubber spatulas

1. Melt Karo, brown sugar, and butter in a pot over medium heat. Stir until it boils and let boil 30 seconds. My mom says the key to making the caramel sauce is stirring so keep a close eye on it. 
2. Remove from heat and add baking soda, the caramel will lighten up in color and become a lot thicker
3. Pour your Crispix cereal and peanuts into your giant bowl or split among 2 bowls
4. Pour the caramel mixture over the cereal/peanut mixture and use the rubber spatulas to coat the cereal. Pretend like you are tossing a salad and get each piece coated real good.
5. Put the coated cereal in a brown paper bag and fold the top over
6. Lay the other brown paper bag in your microwave to protect the bottom
7. Put the cereal bag into the microwave and microwave for 4 minutes, stopping every 1 minute to shake the bag and mix the cereal up
8. Spread the mixture out on a flat surface lined with wax paper and let sit and cool for an hour
9. Using a spoon or spatula or even your hands, break up the pieces
10. ENJOY!!!!!


Stevie said...

This looks really good! I've seen similar recipes, but never with corn syrup..I just might try this!

Unknown said...

I love a good crispix mix! Great gift for teachers too!

Carly said...

Oh YUM!!!


sia said...

Delish! :) Sounds like a yummy snack.

-diary of a fit mommy

Jane {In The Pink & Green} said...

Oh my gosh, my grandma makes this stuff ALL the time and it totally reminds me of her :) This post just put a smile on my face thinking of her and all the holidays where she's made this for everyone, I love it!

Eileen said...

I make something similar but no peanuts, coconut instead. Yum.

Lauren Elliott said...

So going to have to make this! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I cant decide what is cuter...your dimples, your pup, or your little man with the santa hat or minis sweater! So cute !

Steve Finnell said...


Is it possible to seek God? Calvinists teach that none seek God. They believe God selects all who will be saved, making it an impossibility to seek HIM. Man-made doctrines are always contrary to Scripture. God's word is always, the last word.

Acts 15:15-17 With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written, 16 After theses things I will return, And I will rebuild the tabernacle of David which has fallen, And I will restore it, 17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,

Prophets of God agree that all mankind may seek the Lord; a sharp contrast to Calvinistic teaching.

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, "There is no God."

The wicked can seek God, however, they choose not to. Pride destroys the desire to seek God.

Acts 17:26-27 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

Mankind is to seek God. He is there for whoever is willing to find Him.

Psalm 53:1-2 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God.".....2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks God,

If God selects men to be saved against their will, He would not have to look down to see who seeks Him.

Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

God says diligently seek Him. Calvinists proclaim that no man can seek God. Who do you believe?

2 Chronicles 19:3 But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."

Men need to prepare their hearts to seek God.

Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

The writer of the Psalms says God will not forsake those who seek God. Those who preach, the John Calvin view of predestination, strongly disagree.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom......

Jesus says seek God's kingdom. John Calvin says men cannot seek God.

Hebrews 11:6 ....for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

God rewards those who seek Him.


(All Scripture quotes from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


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