"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 c. butter 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. corn syrup 1 t. vanilla 1 t. caramel flavoring 4 c. Rice Krispies 8 c. Chex 4 c. pretzels 3 c. peanuts (optional)
Combine the cereals, pretzels and peanuts in a large bowl. Stir together the butter, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 min. and then add the vanilla and caramel flavorings. Add to the cereal mix. Spread on cookie sheets to dry, then break into pieces.
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