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Snack Recipes

Gluten-Free Caramel Chex™ Mix


Make a batch of this sweet and crunchy snack mix for family camping or a family reunion—it’s always a hit!

What You Need

  • 4 1/2 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
  • 4 1/2 cups Corn Chex™ cereal
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut up
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup gluten-free candy-coated chocolate candies


  1. In large microwavable bowl, place cereals.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and water uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute, just until cereal begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper. Cool 5 minutes; stir in candies. Cool completely, about 10 minutes. Store in airtight container.
Number of servings (yield)

20 servings




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Nutritional Information

Serving Size: Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 21g); Protein 1g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 6%; Iron 20%
Exchanges: 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Carbohydrate Choice
MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils; 0 oz-eq Grains; 0 oz-eq Meat & Beans
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


How hard should you pack brown sugar? Press it into a measuring cup firmly so it holds its shape when tipped out.

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