Praline Cherry Munch



4 cups frosted flakes

4 cups sweetened puffed corn cereal

2 Tbsp. butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1/4 cup butter

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup dried cherries or dried sweetened cranberries

PREPARATION:



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cereals in large bowl. Melt 2 Tbsp.

butter in jelly roll pan. In large saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn

syrup, 1/4 cup butter and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently, about

4-6 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in baking soda (mixture will foam up) and vanilla.

Pour over cereals and mix well. Place in buttered jelly roll pan. Bake at

350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

For microwave method, omit butter in jelly roll pan, place coated cereal

mixture in microwave safe glass container, and microwave on HIGH 2-4 minutes


until glazed, stirring after each minute.



For either method, cool hot mixture for 10 minutes, remove from pan and stir

in dried cherries. Cool completely.