Sweet Party Mix
4 c. bite-size corn square cereal
4 c. bite-size rice square cereal
2 c. pretzel knots
1 c. sliced almonds
¾ c. packed brown sugar
6 Tbs. butter
3 Tbs. light-colored corn syrup
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 c. dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries
In a large roasting pan combine corn cereal, rice cereal, pretzels, and almonds; set aside. In a medium sauce pan combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils.
Continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more.
Remove saucepan from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; stir gently to coat. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes; stir cereal mixture and bake 5 minutes more.
Remove from oven; stir in dried fruit.
Spread on a large piece of buttered foil to cool.