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Cinnamon Caramel Churro Chex Mix

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Caramel Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix is by far the most requested party mix we’ve ever made. Traditionally Churros are made by piping a sweet dough into hot fat and fried to crispy perfection then rolled in cinnamon sugar and eaten piping hot this Churro snack mix offers the wonderful crisp texture and flavor, without the frying.

This is one of those recipes that helps to have the ingredients pre-measured prior to cooking. The following recipe uses light corn syrup (you can make your own if you prefer!) or if you’d like you can use honey in place of the corn syrup.

Cinnamon Caramel Churro Chex Mix

A few years ago I received this excellent Silicone Spatula with built-in thermometer as a stocking-stuffer; it helps ensure that I never accidentally over-cook or overheat recipes like this one.

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Caramel Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix Recipe

You’ll Need:
4 1/2 c. Rice Chex Cereal
4 1/2 c. Corn Chex Cereal
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 stick Real Butter
1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/4 tsp baking soda

Mix the following together in a small bowl and set aside:
2/3 c. Granulated sugar
2 tsp of cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350F

Measure the cereal into a large (heat-safe) bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside. I prefer to use a silpat for this as caramel can be a pain to wash off and the Silpat ensures a very easy clean-up.

In a saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup, bringing the mixture to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.
brown sugar butter corn syrup in saucepan with tovolo spatula

Once the mixture has reached a rolling boil, then boil for exactly one minute. A rolling boil is a vigorous state of boiling, where bubbles are continuously and rapidly rising to the surface, creating an audible rumble. This type of boiling does not go away while stirring.
churro chex mix caramel mixture rolling boil

Remove from heat and add the baking soda, stirring to incorporate.
churro chex mix caramel mixture add baking soda

Immediately pour the mixture over the cereal stirring to evenly coat all of the cereal. You’ll want to work quickly as the caramel tends to thicken quickly. It helps to lightly butter your spatula before mixing it in.
pour caramel mixture over dry chex cereal

Transfer it to the prepared cookie sheet and sprinkle generously with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
caramel churro chex mix

Bake the churro mix in the oven for about five minutes, then flip all of the snack mix with a spatula and bake for an additional 3 minutes.

Cool completely before breaking into pieces and transferring to an airtight container or zip-close bag for storage.

Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix Recipe Print Version

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Caramel Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix Recipe

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Welcome to the world of caramel cinnamon churro chex mix! This delicious snack is sure to satisfy your cravings for something sweet and crunchy.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ½ cups Rice Cereal
  • 4 ½ cups Corn Cereal
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 stick Butter (not margarine)
  • ¼ cup Light Corn Syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
Topping, Mix & Set Aside
  • cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Measure the cereal into a large (heat safe) bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.
    4 ½ cups Rice Cereal
    4 ½ cups Corn Cereal
  • In a saucepan over medium heat combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup bringing the mixture to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil exactly 1 minute.
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 stick Butter
    ¼ cup Light Corn Syrup
  • Remove from heat and add the baking soda, stirring to incorporate.
    ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Immediately pour the mixture over the cereal stirring to evenly coat.
  • Transfer it to the prepared cookie sheet and sprinkle generously with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
    ⅔ cup Granulated sugar
    2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Bake 5 minutes, flip with a spatula and bake an additional 3 minutes.
  • Cool completely before breaking into pieces and transferring to an airtight container or zip-close bag for storage.

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Notes

This is also a Gluten-Free recipe as well!
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 424IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 3mgNet Carbs: 49g
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5 thoughts on “Cinnamon Caramel Churro Chex Mix”

  1. 4 stars
    I just tried this Cinnamon Caramel Churro Chex Mix and it was delicious! I love the combination of sweet cinnamon and caramel flavors, plus the crunchy texture of the Chex cereal pieces. As someone who loves snack mixes, this one is definitely at the top of my list. It has a great balance of cinnamon and caramel and crunch that enhances the flavor.

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  2. 5 stars
    Have you ever tried adding some coconut flakes to this Cinnamon Caramel Churro Chex Mix? I’m curious how the flavors would mix and if it makes for a more delicious snack experience. Has anyone else experimented with different ingredients for this recipe? What were your results and did it improve the overall taste of the snack?

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