Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins
This is a great snack mix that is wonderful for snacking or gift giving.
- 2 (9 ounce) boxes Ritz Bits miniature crackers
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 250*.
- Combine crackers and nuts in a greased, large shallow baking pan.
- In a saucepan, bring butter, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla and soda.
- Pour caramel mixture over crackers and nuts; stir well.
- Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Pour onto waxed paper and break apart; allow to cool.
- Store in airtight container.
Fantastic! If you like sweet with salty, this is for you! I halved the recipe and used Ritz Stix. You have to work quickly when you stir the hot caramel liquid in to the crackers and peanuts. After baking and cooling, it's crunchy, easy to break up and the coating is like a shiny glaze...much like caramel corn. You can't eat just 1 piece. Thanx for a great munchie! I'll make this again....especially for DH's football get-togethers. ;)