Spicy, fun holiday blend Gingerbread Puppy Chow Snack Mix makes a great gift idea or simply just grab a handful and snack! Easy to make, stores well!
Course Appetizers, Snacks and Small Bite Recipes
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Cooling Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour25minutes
Servings 12-18 servings
Author Nicole Cook
12cupsof corn or rice chex style cereal
1cupof brown sugarpacked
⅓cupbutterroom temperature and cubed
½cupof light corn syrup
1teaspoonof vanilla extract
Coat a large bowl with some cooking spray and fill with the cereal. Set aside for a moment.
Spray cooking spray into a small saucepan (pot) and add the brown sugar, butter, light corn syrup, molasses, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and the salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Once the mixture is boiling, stop stirring and allow to boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda. The mixture will turn all foamy.
Add the vanilla extract and stir.
Quickly (and I mean quickly) pour the mixture over the bowl of cereal and mix well with a spatula to coat the cereal all over – don’t try to touch it – it’s HOT.
Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the bowl and mix again trying to coat all sides of the cereal. Use more if you need it. You won’t need less.
Spread the cereal out in a thin layer on a pan (maybe two) to allow it to cool and dry completely.
This can be stored in airtight containers for up to two weeks, but cool completely before putting it in the jars or containers. Enjoy!