Crunchy Sweet Snack Mix

Crunchy Sweet Snack Mix

Spend those special moments with your kids munching on this irresistible caramelized snack toss.

15 min. prep time
20 servings
454 Ratings


9 cups crispy corn and rice cereal
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup peanuts and/or candy-coated chocolate pieces


Heat oven to 250°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with no stick cooking spray; place cereal in pan.

Combine brown sugar, butter and syrup in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil (2 to 3 minutes). Continue cooking, stirring constantly (1 minute). Remove from heat. Add baking soda; mix well.

Pour syrup mixture over cereal; stir gently until well coated. Bake for 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking for 20 minutes. Stir in peanuts and/or candy.

Spread mixture onto waxed paper; cool 30 minutes. Break cooled mixture into pieces. Store in loosely covered container.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 200

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 200mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #12263©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very easy to make. Besides making it for friends and family it is also a big hit at the bake sales too. The requests for me to make it are overwhelming.
I just made this snack mix for a bake sale. The kids love it. The M&Ms add color, but they aren't even necessary.
I have brought this snack to parties and office potlucks. Everyone has asked for the recipe wherever I bring it. I just need to cut the oven time to 7-10 minutes since my oven temperature usually runs high.
Very easy and a great compliment to the original party mix!! So Yummy!!! I make this every year at Christmas and for scrapbooking retreats!

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