This recipe was written on a lined index card and found in a large collection, date unknown. There’s a note in the top left corner that states it’s from Dec. – Parents Mag., but no year marked. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.
Milk Carton Candy
2 cups corn flakes
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
Mix the above together in a large bowl.
3/4 c. dark corn syrup
1/4 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
Mix together in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil over medium heat 3 min; remove from heat and cool 10 minutes.
Add 1/2 tsp vanilla to syrup mixture; beat until it turns brown & thickens. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat evenly.
Cut off top of a 1-qt. milk carton. Press candy firmly into carton.
Chill until set, 1 to 2 hours.
Loosen with spatula & slip out of carton.
You need not refrigerate loaf after it has set.
Makes 1 lb. candy.