Christmas Crunch

This is a great snack that can make a great quick Christmas gift.

Original recipe makes 12 servings


2 cups white sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup cashews


  1. Grease one 10×15 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Continue to cook, without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  4. Remove from heat; stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda. Add cereal and cashews; pour into prepared pan and allow to cool. Break into pieces and store in air tight container.


Calories: 290 kcal
Carbohydrates: 55.1 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Fat: 8.2 g
Fiber: 0.4 g
Protein: 2.1 g
Sodium: 193 mg