Christmas Crunch Recipe
Recipe type: Sweets
  • 10 C. Popcorn
  • 5 C. Bugles
  • 5 C. Fritos
  • 8 C. Crispix
  • 1 C. Mixed Nuts
  • 2 C. Pretzels (which I totally forgot!)
  • 1 pound M&Ms plain (optional)
  • Caramel Mixture
  • 2¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 C. Butter
  • ⅔ C. Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Mix all dry ingredients, except M&Ms and not the Caramel mixture, into a large oval roaster. Mix and set aside.
  2. Combine caramel mixture except for baking soda in a heavy saucepan.
  3. Bring to a slow boil. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in baking soda.
  5. Pour over dry mixture and stir until well coated.
  6. Bake 200° for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Pour mixture out onto 2 jelly roll pans, lined with waxed or parchment paper.
  8. Sprinkle with M&Ms
  9. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
Do yourself a favor and buy one of those large foil turkey roaster pans.
Recipe by Today's Creative Life at