Snack attack!

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.



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