Sweet Chex Crunch

Fran Miller


This makes a great food gift for the holidays, as well as a delicious snack for football games! My sister, Jenny, sent this recipe in 2008. I made it & shared it with the teachers at my school, where it has been a big hit since. =^..^=

★★★★★ 2 votes
Many, depending on serving size
15 Min


6 c
rice chex
6 c
thin pretzels
1 c
nuts (your choice, but i like pecans)
1 stick
(1/2 cup) butter or margarine
1 c
brown sugar, packed
1/4 c
light karo syrup
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
baking soda



1In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix together the Rice Chex, pretzels, and nuts.
2In a smaller microwave-safe bowl, put butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. (I use a 4 cup glass measuring cup.)
3Microwave the brown sugar mixture for 1 minute, then quickly stir. Microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes more.
4Stir in vanilla and baking soda & pour over the Rice Chex mixture. Toss well & place large bowl in the microwave, cooking for 4-5 minutes, stirring twice.
5Quickly spread out on wax paper (or my favorite silicone baking sheets) & let cool. Break larger pieces. Store in an air-tight container.
6NOTE: With my current microwave, I microwave for 1 minute, then 2 minutes & 15 seconds for Step #3. Then I microwave for 4 minutes & 15 seconds for Step #4. Every microwave is different, so don't be afraid to experiment. You don't want the snack to be sticky.
7Sweet Chex Crunch makes a great food gift, so line some tins with aluminum foil and share your goodies. =^..^=

About Sweet Chex Crunch

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids