Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Caramel Covered Cheetos

Note: The boys were watching the Mythbuster marathon the other night so I was watching the Twitter feed. People were talking about caramel covered cheetos. WHAT?!? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Someone finally posted a link which led me here. A recipe this crazy? I have to try it.

Caramel Covered Cheetos

2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup margarine - yes, for this one you must use margarine
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 - 21 oz. pkg. Cheetos® - crunchy kind


Mix sugar, margarine and corn syrup in pan. Bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add soda. Stir until light in color and foamy. Spray a roasting pan (deep 10 x 14) with Pam. Put Cheetos® in pan. Pour the mixture over Cheetos® and stir, coating each piece. Place in oven at 250 degrees. Bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Immediately, pour onto wax paper, or cookie sheets, sprayed with Pam. (This is the hard part.) VERY QUICKLY spread out as thin as possible. If not quick and spread out as thin as possible, you will get a big hard glob. After about 5 minutes, pull/break these apart even more and loosen them from the wax paper. If you don't, you'll have wax paper stuck to them when you go to eat them.


The Japanese Redneck said...

Your right, that is a crazy sounding recipe.

When I first glanced at the title I thought it said "caramel covered cheerios". Had to do a double take when I paid attention.

The caramel part sounds super, not too sure about the cheeto part.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh girl, this IS crazy. I definitely would not think about making it. But trying it would be a must if someone else made it. LOL. Pleeeease let us know how it turns out.

Happy New Year!!!!

Sew Gracious said...

You're kidding, right?