One of my absolute favorite snack foods is arare, or rice crackers. I especially love the super soy-sauce drenched kind they only make in Hawaii.
So when I found a recipe for makeshift arare in our church cookbook, I had to try it! It uses rice Chex cereal as a base, which is perfect!
Other ingredients are: oil (it called for veggie oil but I only had olive on hand), soy sauce, corn syrup, furikake (I used plain salt and nori kind), sugar and butter. Here's a very close recipe I found online, though ours didn't include corn Chex.
Melting the butter and mixing up the ingredients was pretty nasty. Butter and soy sauce don't normally go together!
Pour the sauce over the cereal...
Then we toasted the cereal in the oven at a low heat for an hour. Every fifteen minutes we'd take it out and mix it up again to keep it even.
This stuff is seriously addicting. Salty and sweet and crunchy! Yum! We made a batch at Thanksgiving, and since it makes such good party food, we'll be making more for Christmas I'm sure!
Do you have a favorite Chex cereal recipe? I have one more box to use up!