Chipotle Caramel Chex Mix
When I first saw this recipe I thought shoot I cant have this as caramel typically has dairy in it! Well.... it is not actual caramel that is used- rather we get to make our own spicy/sweet version of it! I can't rave about this recipe enough as not only does it taste amazing- it makes your kitchen smell like heaven!!!
1/2 cup Blue Bonnet LIGHT (light is dairy-free, regular is not)
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 cups rice Chex cereal
4 cups corn Chex cereal
2 cups Snyder's gluten free pretzels
1 cup peanuts (or honey roasted peanuts- my personal fav)
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup of your choice of: almonds, cashews, or pecans
Place butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, chipotle pepper, and smoked paprika in microwavable dish. Microwave in 30 second increments or until butter is melted and the mixture combines into a caramel heaven!
In a large mixing bowl, place the chex cereal, pretzels, and nuts. Pour the melted mixture into the large bowl and stir until every piece is coated!
Spread onto two large parchment lined baking sheets and cook at 275.
You will bake this for a total of 60 minutes but will need to stir/toss the mix every 15 minutes. Once fully baked, remove from the oven and spread the mixture out flat on parchment covered counter-top. The first 5 minutes is when the mix cools so it is important the mix does not clump.
Let cool, then eat up, and have everyone rave about this recipe!!!