Updated: Dec 7, 2020
I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July! We barbequed and watched everyone else's fireworks. I think I spent $5 on sparklers, pop its, and blooming flowers.
Taraleigh, did I make these or caramel popcorn when we had movie night in the backyard? Maybe you don't remember either; it has been a while.
All of my posts are with pictures that I had taken when I previously had a website, so all of the pictures are 3-4 years old. I found my camera right before we moved, but lucky for me, it is dead. Hopefully, my new photos will be better than this. And I feel like I am missing lots of pictures. I hope they are still on my camera.
There are lots of recipes for sticky Chex; this recipe is actually from my grandma. Years after my grandma died, my cousin gave all of our cousins a laminated copy of this recipe my grandma had handwritten a very long time ago. I was really sick when my grandma died, and I couldn't go to her funeral, and this is the only thing I have from her. Except for a shelf full of VHS tapes! These are very useful. I'll update this post with a picture of the handwritten recipe when we get to Texas and I find the recipe.
I'm going through my pictures, trying to find recipes that don't require much cooking. I'm sure everyone is hot right now, and you don't want to turn on the stove. This recipe is pretty quick and easy to make; it should take less than ten minutes.
1 cup sugar
1 cup Karo syrup
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 box (12 oz box) Rice Chex
1/2 box (12 oz box) Golden Grahams
1/2 package sliced almonds and/or coconuts (optional)
Pour both kinds of cereal into a large bowl. Then melt butter in a small pan. Once butter is melted, add syrup and sugar. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often. I like to make sure that there are no sugar crystals on the spoon when I lift the spoon. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour syrup over cereal and continue to stir for several minutes, so the syrup does not pool on the bottom of the bowl. If you add almonds or coconut, add them soon after the syrup is added, then it will combine with the cereals well.