Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Back to School Caramel Crispix Mix

It is hard to believe that Mr. K has been back to school for eight days!  So far he has been loving Kindergarten.  Highlights of Kindergarten are that he gets to ride the bus to and from school each day, eating hot lunch at school, keeping a pair of gym shoes in his locker and learning how to read.  Today after school I asked him what his favorite part of the day was and he said it was getting homework...  While I'm sure that will change as he gets older, I just love how much he loves learning.

First Day of Kindergarten - Back to School Caramel Crispix Mix
Mr. K waiting for the bus on the first day of school
The first day of school is always a fun time to celebrate.  We started the day with pancakes and after school I had Caramel Crispix Mix ready to go for a snack.  This Caramel Crispix Mix is a signature recipe of some of my family friends, the Lund's.  I have many memories of this snack associated with school - from snacking on it on the bus after a sporting game, to munching on it all day in the gym during speech contests.  The Lund girls always seemed to have a large batch to share and this Caramel Crispix Mix was a nice perk of being one of their friends. ;)

So I thought, what a perfect after school snack to make to celebrate being back at school, especially since the kids were going to neighbor's house that night.  This snack mix isn't just great for a school snack, but is also great for tailgating and the holidays.  You can make the mix festive and coordinating to whatever you are celebrating. :)

Caramel Crispix Mix - perfect for school snack, tailgating and holiday gatherings

Caramel Crispix Mix 
(shared with permission from the Lund family, with slight adaptions)

1 - 12oz box Crispix
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) Butter
1/4 cup Corn Syrup
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
Your choice of Mix-Ins:  M&Ms, Peanuts, Candy Corn, etc.

Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in pot and heat until boiling.  Let boil for 30 seconds.
Add baking soda and stir until foamy.
Pour mixture over cereal in microwave safe dish.  Mix to coat squares.
Microwave on High for 1 minute.  Stir to evenly coat.  Repeat 3 times.
Spread on waxed paper to cool.
Get creative and toss with your choice of mix-in.
Enjoy!  And fair warning, this is highly addictive...

What are some of your favorite school memories?  Do you have any foods that you automatically associate with school?  How about your favorite school lunch?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!

10 comments:

  1. Thinking this will make a great harvest snack! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Excellent harvest snack! It is in our tractor snack repertoire. ;)

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  2. WARNING: Extremely addictive!!! and you may have to fight the dogs for it. Flare's favorite part was "helping" clean up. LOL

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    1. Love it! What a fun memory of Flare :)

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  3. I can NOT wait to make this!

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  4. What a perfect after school treat! I do find snack mixes like this super addicting in the best kind of way ;-)

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  5. Oh, that sounds so good for a patriotic collection like our #Celebrate365 party. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. It is delicious! I always keep the ingredients on hand!

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  6. YOu know how I feel about this recipe! thanks for sharing on our Back to school party for #Celebrate365!

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    1. I love that you love it as much as we do! :)

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