In my search for something else to bring on the boat this weekend (wide appeal, nothing “melty”) I flashed back to college. My mom used to send care packages that included this yummy mix – everyone loved it and it shipped and stored beautifully. It was a huge hit on the boat and the group gobbled up every last bit!
Praline Pecan Crunch
8 cups Quaker Oat Squares (1 – 16 oz. box) – cinnamon or original
2 cups pecan pieces
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine (1/2 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1. Heat oven to 250 deg. Combine cereal and pecans in 13 x 9″ pan – set aside
2. Combine corn syrup, brown sugar and margarine in 2 cup microwaveable bowl. Microwave at high 1-1/2 minutes. Stir. Microwave 1/2 to 1-1/2 minutes more or until boiling. Stir in vanilla & baking soda and pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat evenly.
3. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Spread on baking sheet to cool; break into pieces.