Sweet 'n Salty Snack Mix
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Sweet 'n Salty Snack Mix

This snack mix recipe is both sweet and salty! The praline-like coating covers the salty nuts and crisp cereal for an irresistible combination.

10
cups
15 min
PREP TIME
45 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

4 cups regular-flavor cone-shaped baked corn snacks

4 cups bite-sized square crispy wheat 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

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 (14-ounce) bag holiday-colored candy-coated chocolate pieces

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large roasting pan with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine corn snacks, cereal, pretzels and pecans in prepared pan; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until coating is set. Remove from oven; stir.

  5. STEP 5

    Spread mixture onto waxed paper. Cool 5 minutes; stir in chocolate pieces. Cool completely; break into pieces.

  6. STEP 6

    Store in container with tight-fitting lid for up to 1 week.

Tip #1

Any salty snack such as corn or tortilla chips can be substituted for cone-shaped baked corn snacks. Peanuts, cashews or walnuts can be substituted for pecan halves.

Nutrition

250Calories
12Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
350Sodium (mg)
33Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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  December 26, 2016

It turned out good but cooked way too fast. I did it at 375 like it says but it started to burn before the 15 minutes were even up. I would recommend a lower temperature and then maybe just cook it a little longer.

— says Taylor
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  June 24, 2016

***YUMMY*** I stuck to the syrup recipe exactly, but I changed it up a bit with the mix. I used cone shaped snacks, corn cereal, peanuts, puff corn, reeses pieces and butterscotch chips. The coating is just the right amount of sweet and salty and you really can use just about any kind of snack mixture that you like. I will make this again for sure.

— says Jennie
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