So it has been 10 days since Halloween and I still have a large Costco size bag of candy in my pantry. I don’t know how to get rid of all that candy, probably have the hubby bring it to his co-workers, but I do know what to do with the leftover candy corns. I will be making another batch of this cereal mix when we have friends over this weekend.
This might be the most candy corn I’ve eaten in my life and as you can see below, I didn’t really use much. I’m not a fan of it but it did work well in this treat.
This was just a good mix of crunch, candy and nuts. Don’t add cut up pretzels because they will get soggy, just put in whole pretzels. I could not stop eating these treats, so good.
When there are toasted coconuts being made on the stove top, you know something good is happening soon
You will need about 8.5 cups of dry cereal/snack mix. I bought Vanilla chex mix to make this treat and used whatever else I had in the house. We always have plain cheerios for baby H’s snack, so I used that too. I always try to find ways to cut down on sugar with recipes I find (if possible), so I used plain cereals without added sugar already.
This was a festive treat to make for Halloween, but can also be a great way to used up leftover candy corn candy after Halloween. I’m already planning to make different versions of this snack mix come Christmas time.
Candy Corn Cereal Mix
- ½ box Vanilla Chex (about 4-1/2 cups)
- 2 cups plain cheerios
- 2 cups rice chex mix cereal
- 2 cups toasted shredded coconut
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup butter
- 1-1/2 cups candy corn
- Mix cereals, coconut and almonds in a large mixing bowl.
- In a medium sized saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and butter and boil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well.
- Add candy corns and stir together.
Notes: Next time I will add whole pretzels (not cut up), use less sugar and add a bit more almonds.
Recipe adapted from Yummy Healthy Easy