Today we have a special guest, the woman who made all of this possible…OUR MOTHER! Every year she makes this highly addictive, yet extremely simple Christmas treat known as “Crispix Mix”. Now the name doesn’t fairly represent how amazing this stuff is, but take a look at the pictures, try it yourself and believe me it is AMAZING!
Here’s how it’s done: (Excerpt from Maryann Deutscher’s recipe book)
- 2 boxes Crispix Cereal (Regular size)
- 2 cups pecan halves (I break them in lengthwise quarters again)
- 2 cups slivered almonds
- 1 cup butter (don’t substitute margarine)
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1½ tsp. vanilla
* Over low heat… melt butter, stir brown sugar into; add corn syrup and bring to a boil and add vanilla. (Reminds you of making puffed wheat squares).
Spray roaster pan with cooking spray (needs to be big, I use my turkey roasting pan) and fill with your mix.
Drizzle over cereal/nuts mixture and mix as you go along to coat evenly. (Hint: I sometimes do one box of crispix, 1 cup pecans & 1 cup almonds and then coat and repeat as it is easier to evenly coat mixture).
Bake at 225 degrees for a total of one hour but stirring every 15 minutes. The stirring every 15 minutes is important to prevent mixture from burning at the bottom and to coat evenly. Be careful so you don’t break the crispix too much.
Spread onto a cookie sheet (or two) to cool. Hide in the freezer (put in ice cream pail but mark it with “spinach & turnip soup”) until ready to munch! This will freeze forever, unfortunately it doesn’t last since it tastes great frozen and if your family finds it, they will sneak it right from the freezer and all you will find is an empty pail!
Hope you guys enjoyed the recipe and I urge you to make some for yourself! Maybe it can become a tradition in your family too!