Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This candy is crunchy and chewy and very sweet. It's one of my favorite treats at Christmas time. This recipe makes a large batch but it freezes very well. My grandma makes this in the microwave so I've included her microwave cooking instructions. I estimated the serving size to be about 1/4 cup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine Chex cereal, almonds and coconut in a very large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine butter, corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan.
  3. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture reaches 235°F (soft ball stage).
  4. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla; stir well.
  5. Pour candy mixture over cereal mixture. Stir until well combined.
  6. Spread on wax paper to cool.
  7. Store cooled candy in an airtight container.
  8. This candy freezes remarkably well!
  9. It makes a pretty gift given in a jar or cellophane bag tied with a ribbon.
  10. It's very sweet and highly addictive!
  11. *Microwave instructions:.
  12. Combine butter, corn syrup, and sugar in a microwave safe glass bowl. Microwave on high 5 minutes.
  13. Stir.
  14. Microwave 5-10 minutes longer until mixture reaches soft ball stage.
  15. Add vanilla and baking soda; stir.
  16. Pour over cereal mixture.
Most Helpful

Really sweet but yummy I used more Rice Chex.

Beautiful January 03, 2013

This stuff is addicting! I made it for a Christmas party at work and gave the recipe to more people than I can count. I did use Crispix cereal instead of the Rice Chex because thats what I had on hand. Thanks for a great recipe!

myangelhayden January 12, 2008

For our family, this was too sugary-sweet without a lot of flavor. I even added an additional 1/2 tsp almond extract with the vanilla but it was still very bland. Thanks for posting!

Tamaretta December 21, 2007