Making delicious butter crunch clusters following this easy kid cookie recipe is a great way to spend a cold, snowy day indoor. It calls for simple ingredients like Cheerios cereal and peanuts. This is a fun project that you and your kids can definitely enjoy together.
I heated the butter in a glass-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. That was a mistake because I couldn’t get the mixture hot enough to melt and caramelize the brown sugar. I should have also used dark brown sugar instead of light to give these butter crunch clusters a more appealing and appetizing look.
|Unsalted butter||½ cup or 1 stick|
|Dark brown sugar, packed||2/3 cup|
|Corn syrup||1 Tbsp|
|Cheerios cereal||2 cups|
|Salted cocktail or Spanish peanuts||1 cup|
- Line a cookie sheet with either wax or parchment paper.
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Then stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat. Stir in Cheerios and peanuts until well coated.
- Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper. Cool completely before serving.