Caramelized Crispy Snack Mix

Caramelized Crispy Snack Mix

This brown sugar-coated cereal snack mix tastes as good as candy.

15 min. prep time
20 cups
555 Ratings


9 cups oven-toasted corn squares cereal
9 cups oven-toasted rice squares cereal
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces


Heat oven to 250°F. Spray roasting pan with no-stick cooking spray.

Place cereal into prepared pan.

Combine brown sugar, butter and syrup in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 8-9 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add baking soda; mix well.

Pour syrup mixture over cereal; toss gently until well coated. Bake 40-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, or until coating is set. Cool 5 minutes; stir in chocolate pieces.

Spread mixture onto waxed paper. Cool 10 minutes. Break apart. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup)

Calories: 190

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 190mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11999C©2004Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe with my class of Family and Consumer Science students and they loved it.
This recipe is so simple and delicious! You can pretty much add anything you'd like to it...nuts, chocolate, banana recipe!!
I've made this recipe for the last few years. All of us love it, and friends with children always ask for more.. This is the first thing my grandchildren go for!
I have made this several times to take to parties. It is always a big hit! People are always asking me for the recipe.

Instead of adding the candy pieces, I add pecans. I mix the pecans in with the cereal at the beginning of the recipe. The pecans add a special touch to the recipe!
I've made this recipe 3 times. and I've had rave reviews. I've
served it to boys and girls all between the ages or 17 to 20.

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