Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fat Mama

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.

Fat Mama
recipe adapted from

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.


Paul said...

yeah this has no redeeming nutritional qualities whatsoever...and it's so good :)

Dragon said...

Decadent and delicious. Who can resist? :)

Sarah said...

We call it "Crack Snack" and it is delicious and addictive and so easy to make in the microwave!

Lindsey said...

OH MY GOD---FAT MAMA!!!!! My mouth is salivating just looking at it!!!!! You are AMAZING!