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Crispix Arare

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Makes about 9 cups
Crispix Arare
(Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times)
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This crunchy snack is usually sweetened with corn syrup (you can try that option below), but this version has the more measured sugary taste of pure maple syrup. It pairs well with nori furikake, which is a savory blend of seaweed and sesame seeds and can be found in most supermarkets and online. It takes only 10 minutes to prep this simple gift and gives you a huge batch that you can divvy up among friends.

1

Heat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper.

2

Combine the butter, oil, syrup, sugar and soy sauce in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat and stir until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves and stir until well-mixed.

3

Spread the cereal in an even layer and drizzle the butter mixture all over. Fold gently on the pan until evenly coated and spread in an even layer again. Sprinkle the furikake evenly over the cereal.

4

Bake, stirring once or twice, until dark golden brown and crunchy, 1 hour to 1 hour, 15 minutes. Stir once, then cool completely on the pan.

Variations:
Sweet Crispix Arare: Substitute light corn syrup for the maple syrup and increase the sugar to 1/4 cup. Chex Arare: Substitute rice Chex for the Crispix.
Make Ahead:
The mix can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.