Shortly after going gluten free, I discovered that pretty much every flavor of Chex, excluding the wheat of course, are gluten free. I have never made my own chex mix before, but now I am making it in every flavor possible! It’s really nice to have a a quick sweet or salty snack that only takes a few minutes to throw together. This recipe is a really great example of how versatile gluten free food really is. Here is a snack that is common at parties, and for afternoon snacks, and with the simple change of responsible manufacturing, it can be safe to eat for gluten free folks.
This recipe is a great base recipe, and would be great with additional ingredients added in. Nuts, pretzels (or gluten free pretzels), peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips would all be great additions.
Caramel Chex Mix
9 cups rice or corn chex, or a conbination of the two
1 stick butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300.
In a large bowl, mix together Chex. Set aside.
In a pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Mix in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, let boil for about 1 minute. Pour hot caramel mixture over the chex, stirring to cover as evenly as possible.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until caramel is set.
Mix chocolate chips into hot caramel chex, allow to melt.
Let mixture cool, break into small pieces.
*If adding anything like pretzels or nuts, mix them together with the caramel mixture before putting in the oven. If adding chocolate chips/peanut butter chips or similar items, add once mix is removed from the oven.