This snack mix recipe is both sweet and salty! The praline-like coating covers the salty nuts and crisp cereal for an irresistible combination.
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4 cups regular-flavor cone-shaped baked corn snacks or corn chips
4 cups bite-sized square crispy rice cereal
1 cup small salted pretzel twists
1 cup pecan halves
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups (10 ounces) candy-coated chocolate pieces
Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large roasting pan with no-stick cooking spray.
Combine corn snacks, cereal, pretzels and pecans in prepared pan; set aside.
Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour syrup mixture over cereal mixture in pan; toss to coat.
Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until coating is set. Remove from oven; stir.
Spread mixture onto waxed paper. Cool completely; stir in chocolate pieces. Break into pieces.
Store in container with tight-fitting lid up to 1 week.
Peanuts, cashews or walnuts can be substituted for pecan halves.
Use holiday colored candy-coated chocolate pieces for a festive flare.
From sweet to savory, snack mix is a crowd favorite for watching TV or taking on a hike. Nuts, cereal and pretzels combine with tasty flavors. So make a big batch and munch on the mix!