Sweet & Salty Christmas Snack Mix
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Sweet & Salty Christmas Snack Mix

Red cranberries and green pumpkin seeds add festive color to this crunchy sweet-salty Christmas snack mix.

The Story Behind the Recipe
22
servings
15 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 (6-ounce) can chili and lime salted almonds

2 cups Parmesan-flavored fish-shaped crackers

2 cups sesame sticks

1 cup roasted salted shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1 1/2 cups sweetened dried cranberries

1 (8-ounce) package yogurt-covered raisins

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 250°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. Place a large strip of aluminum foil onto large cutting board or work surface; lightly spray with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine almonds, crackers, sesame sticks and pumpkin seeds in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes until sugar and butter are melted and mixture comes to a boil. Pour over almond mixture; stir to coat well. Spoon into prepared pan.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 60 minutes, stirring and breaking up clumps every 15 minutes. Spoon onto foil-covered cutting board. Cool completely, stirring occasionally to break up large pieces. Stir in cranberries and raisins.

Tip #1

Look for pumpkin seeds and sesame sticks in the bulk or produce sections of the supermarket.

Nutrition

250Calories
12Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
200Sodium (mg)
33Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)

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  November 18, 2011

I have made this 3 times now and just love it. Great for gifts or packed in those little snack bags for a quick pick me up after school or before a workout at the gym. Try varying the nuts or the pretzels. I was out of yogurt raisins the last batch, so only added the cranberries. I added some sunflower seeds in their place. A bit less sweet, but still wonderful.

— says Janice C.
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