Caramel Cranberry Chex

Cranberry Caramel Chex Mix - Finding Joy in My Kitchen*  

4 C Rice Chex

4 C Corn Chex

2-3 C Pretzels

1 C brown sugar

6 T butter

1/4 C Karo Syrup {light}

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 C craisins

1/2 C dark chocolate chips

Begin by combining the butter and brown sugar in a 2 C glass measuring cup.  Add in the Karo Syrup.

Microwave for ~2 minutes, until butter is melted.  Stir about half way through the cooking time.

Meanwhile, prepare the pretzels and cereal by mixing them together in a very large bowl, or by mixing them in 2 9x13 baking pans (that's what I did).  If you go the pan route, make sure you spray them with cooking spray before adding the cereal/pretzel mix.

When the caramel mix is warmed, stir in the baking soda.  This will cause the mixture to froth a bit.  No worries.  Just stir to combine.

Pour the mixture over the cereals -- if you've split the batch into 2 baking pans, pour half over each pan.  Stir to combine.

Then, pop those trays into the oven and bake at 250 for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Cool completely and then add in the craisins and dark chocolate chips.

Serve and enjoy!

Sweet?  Salty?  Or a little bit of both.  My vote is both.  Traditional and Sweet Chex Mix it is!

*Adapted from Myra