This might be the craziest recipe I have ever tried. I stumbled on this recipe while surfing the internet, and I knew that I had to give it a try. Caramel and Cheetos? It was too crazy not to try.
The verdict? It was surprisingly good and very addictive. You can't taste the cheese once the Cheetos are covered. You just get the crunchiness from it. The best part about these Caramel Cheetos is that you don't get orange fingers from eating them! The caramel seals in the orange coating and keeps your fingers clean. Make sure you use the original crunchy Cheetos for this recipe. I don't think the cheese puffs would stand up to the hot caramel coating.
Serve these at your next party. They taste delicious and are guaranteed to be a conversation starter!
recipe from gardenweb.com forums
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 - 20.5 oz. pkg. Cheetos® - crunchy
Preheat oven to 250.
In a large pan, mix sugar, margarine or butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add soda. Stir until light in color and foamy.
Pour Cheetos in a large bowl. Pour caramel mixture over the Cheetos and stir, coating each piece. Transfer to a large roasting/jelly roll pan (15x10). Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and spread out into a single layer on some non-stick aluminium foil. Break into pieces once it has stared to cool.
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