Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Snack Mix
This flavorful snack mix is baked in cinnamon butter. It’s perfect for adding to lunch boxes or as an after school snack.
10 min.prep time
60 min.total time
8 cups oven toasted corn cereal squares
4 cups toasted whole grain oat cereal
2 cups cocktail peanuts*
2 cups pretzel sticks, broken in half
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
1 cup coarsely chopped dried fruit (such as apples, apricots, raisins), if desired
Heat oven to 250°F. Spray large roaster pan with no-stick cooking spray. Place cereals, peanuts and pretzels into pan.
Combine Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread, brown sugar and corn syrup in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture in pan; stir to coat.
Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, 45-55 minutes or until coating is golden brown and set.
Cool 10 minutes; stir in candy and fruit. Spread onto waxed paper; cool completely. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.
*Substitute slivered almonds.
This recipe can easily be cut in half for a smaller batch.