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Gluten Free Chex Caramel Crunch

November 30, 2012

Friday nights are usually reserved for movie nights in our house, and I always look forward to them.  It is a time for us to just sit and relax and cuddle up with a big bowl of popcorn or a yummy gooey snack. [We love all the yummy snacks we can make with the Gluten free Chex.]   They actually turn into more of a Chic flick night and my DH patiently sits and watches with us, even though I know he is usually cringing through most of them.  One of our favorites to watch [and his] is the Princess Bride, it has been my daughter’s favorite since she was about 9! I am sure she knows pretty much every line in it.  She loves all the Characters, especially Mandy Patinkin’s Inigo Montoya.

Tonight I am picking up New Year’s Eve to watch, DD has wanted to watch it for a while now and I figured since New Year’s Eve really isn’t that far away [wow how time has flown this year!],  it would be a good time to watch it. I found a great recipe using Chex that I know will be perfect – it has chocolate in it, how could it not? This movie and a gooey snack will be perfect together!

There are so many great recipes on the Life Made Delicious Site, and they have a number of gluten free options!

I have adapted the original recipe a bit, and used honey nut Chex instead of the Chocolate Chex.

 Gluten-Free Chex Caramel Crunch

8 cups Gluten free Chex® cereal  [I used the honey nut]

1/2 cup packed brown sugar [I cut this down a bit]

6 tablespoons butter or margarine

3 tablespoons honey [I also cut this down to 2 tablespoons]

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips or chocolate chips

1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  •  Into large microwavable bowl, measure cereal; set aside. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  •  In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and honey uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal, add the coconut, stir until evenly coated. Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.
  •  In small microwavable bowl, microwave  baking chips uncovered on High about 1 minute 30 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth (bowl will be hot). Drizzle over snack. Refrigerate until set. Store in tightly covered container.
Gluten free Caramel Crunch #LMDConnector
Pouring in the gooey goodness!

Gluten free Caramel Crunch #LMDConnector


Gluten free Caramel Crunch #LMDConnector


Can’t wait for the movie or the snacks! 😉

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  1. I love that you have a movie night in your house! We adore a good flick here too. In other news I am going to have to start a special section in my recipe book just for your awesome tips!

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