Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Remember this one, Lindsey? I was first introduced to Fat Mama during my sophomore year at Luther. No, Fat Mama wasn't some benevolent figure on campus, it was what would occur if we ate too much of this decandent snack mix. Lindsey gave me the recipe from Kelly, who would make it in the (forbidden!) microwave hidden in her dorm room and I, in turn, gave this recipe to my mom who made it for Christmas this year. But Fat Mama (usually referred to as Snack Mix or Crispix Snack Mix in polite company) is good any time of the year. Your cardiologist will thank me.
recipe adapted from Recipezaar.com
6 c. Crispix cereal
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. Karo syrup, white
1/3 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Spread the cereal over a greased cookie sheet (my mom throws hers in a paper grocery bag). Bring the other ingredients to a boil and pour over the cereal. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Shake apart.