Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Snack Mix

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
48 servings
141 Rating


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.

Recipe Tip

This recipe can easily be cut in half for a smaller batch.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 180

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #15207©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe for my daughter's soccer team and they really liked it! The only change I would make would be to bake at a slightly lower temperature or a little shorter time. A few of the pieces nearly burned.

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