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Friday Feast: Caramel Nut Crunch

November 13, 2009

caramel nut crunch

Sometimes, a little mixing of cereal, M&Ms and pecans can make a weekend. Thus, this Friday Feast!

Caramel Nut Crunch

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Cleanup Time: 10 minutes with at least 30 minutes to soak the dishes


1 (12 oz) package of Crispix cereal

2 c pecans

1 c brown sugar

1/2 c butter

1/2 c dark corn syrup

1/2 lb M&Ms

  • Melt butter, brown sugar and syrup. Bring to a boil stirring constantly about 5 minutes. (Before I did this, I prepared step two. Things happen very quickly.)


  • Mix with cereal and nuts in a large bowl. (This may seem simple, but, oh, it’s not. Everything sticks to the sides and you start doubting the whole thing right then in the bowl. Don’t give up!)
  • Lightly spray 2 large cooking sheets with cooking spray and spread cereal mixture evenly between the two baking sheets.


  • Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes. (Yes, it’s annoying to go back every 15 minutes to stir, but you’ve got to!)
  • Pour cereal onto wax paper immediately to cool.
  • After cooled, add M&Ms.


It’s so good…. perfect to snack on throughout the week or to have when guests are visiting! Also, you could just use certain colored M&Ms to celebrate certain seasons. Overall, this recipe is great for any occasion.



One Comment leave one →
  1. pappy permalink
    November 19, 2009 8:48 am

    As a “visiting guest” I can heartily recommend.

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