Calico Caramel Corn
- 8 c fruit-flavored round toasted oat cereal
- 1/2 c packed brown sugar
- 6 Tbsp margarine or butter
- 3 Tbsp light corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
Place cereal in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Set aside.
In a 1 1/2-quart saucepan combine brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until margarine is melted and mixture comes to boiling. Cook, without stirring, for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.
Stir vanilla and baking soda into mixture in saucepan. Pour over cereal; stir to coat evenly. Bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes. Stir. Bake 5 - 10 minutes more. Transfer cereal to a large bowl. Cool. Store in a tightly covered container.