Thursday, December 6, 2012

Grandma Teresa's Chop Suey Candy

My sweet friend Dana recently left me a comment on Facebook about a chex mix that is a family favorite of ours. That comment reminded me that first, I hadn't made this recipe in much too long, and second, that I had promised to post the recipe along with the Christmas Gift Themes that I featured last holiday season.

Apparently, my Grandma Teresa used to make what she called "Chop Suey Candy". It was made with corn syrup, milk, cereal and other items I don't remember. My sisters told me they remember her making the candy then putting it back into the cereal box for them to take home. They all regarded that as a fond memory of her.

Since those days long ago, the recipe that our family calls "Chop Suey Candy" has evolved a great deal, although it is still something my kids associate with their heritage and evokes fond feelings of sheer joy when I make it for them. This is one of those recipes that are perfect for gift-giving and is sure to be a hit.

Here's our version of "Grandma Teresa's Chop Suey Candy". Enjoy!

Mix together in large bowl:
1 box Rice Chex or equal amount of a variety of cereal such as corn flakes
1 cup coconut
1 cup (or more if desired) sliced almonds or cashews

In sauce pan mix: 1 1/2 cubes butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup Karo syrup

Bring to boil for one minute, stirring frequently, then add 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour over the cereal mixture, mix well, and spread onto cookie sheet. You can eat it as soon as it is cool enough, or let set for several hours and break apart. Either way is yummy!! Happy Holidays!



  1. Shelli, Thank you for sharing another family recipe! I love all of them you post. I was looking for one to do for neighbor gifts. So Thanks for the idea. Miss all you over there. Hope all is well.

  2. Oh my goodness. You added it. My most favorite treat you ever brought me. It is so delicious. I am definitely printing this, copying this, pinning this. LOL! I miss you so much. Have a Merry Christmas Friend. Love You, Dana...

  3. I love your entire site! I added you to my Google reader so I can easily follow you from now on. Merry Christmas!

  4. Heather, thank you for your comment! I hope you were able to give it a try. We love it around here! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Miss you around here...

    Dana, one of these days I'm sending you some of this. Miss you terribly. Love you lots, and hope you are well. We must chat!

    Jeannie, thank you for your sweet comment! I'm glad to have you along for the ride. Thank you!


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