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Sweet 'n Salty Snack Mix
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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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large roasting pan with nonstick 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 completely; stir in chocolate pieces. Break into pieces.

  6. STEP 6

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

Tip #1

Peanuts, cashews or walnuts can be substituted for pecan halves.

Tip #2

Use holiday colored candy-coated chocolate pieces for a festive flair.

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