Crispix Mix needs to come with a warning label. You’ll keep eating it even if you aren’t hungry. Crunch factor is off the charts. Its like caramel corn meets crack cocaine. Kidding. I don’t like to name my holiday snacks after street drugs, “Here kids have some Christmas Crack.” No thanks. White Trash is mildly offensive, Puppy Chow? Now that’s just gross. Who wants to eat something named after dog food. Gag me with a spoon.
I was introduced to this concoction years ago when I was in MOPS, a group for moms of preschoolers, that preschooler is 14. I know a few of my friends still make it every holiday right along with me. 10+ years later its still that good. Feel free to adapt add nuts, mnm’s call it your own. The most important part here is that A) you have enough liquefied sugar to coat the cereal well and B) you get the sugar hot enough to reach “cracking” stage without scorching (I have scorched a batch or two).
Let’s begin because this is very labor intensive.
What you’ll need:
One box of Crispix cereal (note to self stock up in November, by mid-December the only place you’ll find this cereal is on eBay <– and you thought I was kidding), Karo syrup, a stick of butter, vanilla, salt, baking soda, a microwave and a brown paper grocery bag. Yes, a brown paper grocery bag, like the one’s a Trader Joe’s.