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