This is the best for taking to a party or on a trip. It's my aunt Heidi's recipe, and I love it. It makes a TON too. Just watch out, because it is so addicting! My sister Erika said she likes it with shredded coconut and sliced almonds stirred into it. Sounds good, huh?
2 small boxes Crispix cereal (Chex works too, it's just more crumbly)
1 pound butter (4 sticks...yikes! That explains why it's so good.)
3 cups sugar
1 cup light Karo syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt
shredded coconut (optional)
sliced almonds (optional)
Melt the butter in a large pan, then add the sugar and Karo syrup. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook to soft ball stage (about 230-240 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 2 minutes). Take off heat. Add vanilla and dash of salt. Pour cereal (and coconut and almonds if using) into a large bowl and drizzle with the hot mixture. Stir and spread out on a baking sheet until cool.