Game Day Crack
Serves: 9 cups
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 bag (7.5 oz) Original Bugles corn snacks
  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts
  • ½ lightly salted cashew halves & pieces
  1. Preheat your oven to 300°.
  2. Spray a large rimmed baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  4. Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss together Bugles, peanuts and cashews. Slowly drizzle syrup mixture over snack mixture; toss with rubber spatula until well coated with syrup.
  5. Pour snack mix into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and stir well again. Return to oven to bake for 12-15 more miuntes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool mix completely in pan on wire rack. Stir several times to separate pieces while cooling.
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