This week's recipe for Caramel Chex Mix is an easy, delicious, crowd-pleaser that I had never tasted before I got the recipe.
The recipe came highly recommended from a dear friend, Tricia, who couldn't say enough about this snack mix. I have put out bowls of it at parties and potlucks and I have yet to meet someone who doesn't love it.
This recipe is definitely a safe bet for those who want to bring something that everyone will love.
Caramel Chex Mix
12 ounces corn chips
17 ounces Crispex cereal
1 can mixed nuts
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
12 ounces M&Ms plain chocolate candies
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix corn chips, crispex cereal and mixed nuts in a large roaster. For the sauce, combine the karo syrup, butter and brown sugar.
Boil 1 1/2 minutes. Pour over corn chip mixture. Stir and bake in oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Bake another 8 minutes. Add bag of chocolate chips. Pour mixture on waxed paper to cool.
Bring Along Cold Taco Salad
2 pounds taco meat
1 bag Doritos Taco chips
1 can black olives, leave whole and drained
1 package grape tomatoes, leave whole or they get the salad soggy
1 12-ounce package cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 bottle Seven Seas dressing
1 head lettuce, shredded, or 1 bag
Prepare taco meat ahead of time. In a large bowl, combine your meat, beans, cheese, Seven Seas dressing, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, lettuce and broken chips. Toss together and serve.
Bud's Lemon Fruit Sauce
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup fresh lemon juice
Put all ingredients in saucepan. Cook to boiling. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. It thickens as it cools. Store in the refrigerator. Serve over a variety of your favorite cut-up fruits.
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