This is the most requested item I bring to the office. It has become the Christmas gift of choice from my kitchen.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
15 to 20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray.

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  • In a medium-size microwave safe bowl, mix butter, white corn syrup and brown sugar. Place the mixture in the microwave and cook 2 minutes, or until butter melts.

  • Place the cereal, pecans and almonds into the prepared roasting pan. Pour the melted butter mixture over the cereal and nuts and mix gently until the cereal and nuts are coated.

  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

  • As the snack mix is cooling, be sure to continue to stir so that the mix will not harden in one big lump.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 36.9g 12% DV; fat 12.6g 20% DV; cholesterol 12.2mg 4% DV; sodium 182.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2003
Great snack mix! I also found it a bit sweet the first time I made it so the next time I used salted nuts (pecans cashews and almonds) and also added some pretzels. It was a big hit with my family! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Since everyone else who has tried this seems to love it I obviously did something wrong. Maybe I baked it too long because it was hard like candy. Or maybe we just prefer the original snack mix. Sorry! Read More
(11)
321 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 254
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2003
Great snack mix! I also found it a bit sweet the first time I made it so the next time I used salted nuts (pecans cashews and almonds) and also added some pretzels. It was a big hit with my family! Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Absolutely addictive! Made this for our company party and had several requests for the recipe. This recipe is change friendly as far as type of nuts and that sort of thing. BE SURE to stir every few minutes after you take it out of the oven to keep it from sticking in one big glob. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
Great! Hard to stop eating once you start. Everyone that I gave this to has requested the recipe. I lined the pan with foil and sprayed with Pam before mixing everything. Made clean-up VERY easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
This is very good. I don't see how some can say that it is too sweet. I did add extras though, maybe that's why it doesn't seem too sweet. I made 1 and 1/2 batches of the caramel mixture and added 1tbsp vanilla extract to it. I used 1c almonds, 1c cashews, 1/2c chopped pecans, about 12oz corn Chex, and 8oz of tiny twist pretzels. It tastes perfect, not to sweet or not sweet enough. I bought the biggest disposable roasting pan I could find. I think this is a must. It makes it pretty easy to stir every 15 minutes while it's in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
Fabulous and simply - Trish I have used your recipe at least 20 times and it is always a BIG hit. I add dried cranberries right after taking it out of the oven; the tart/softness is a great contrast to the crunchy/crispness. (Great road trip food) Thank You Thank You! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
This was sooo good. It was hard to stop eating it once I started. With the pecans in this it sort of tasted like pecan pie...which I love. I used cinnamon crispix cereal rather than the crispies and added some old fashioned oats. I used all peanuts rather than almonds and added a splash of vanilla extrat. I would have loved to have made this exactly as the recipe is written but didn't have all of the right ingredients. This is definitely a re-do. Thanks Trish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This caramel snack mix was excellent! I only wish I had made twice as much of the coating mixture to completely cover all the cereal mixture! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2002
You got a winning recipe! A "numero uno" in my book...I can't wait to prepare it again. One question...or two for you. How do you package it for gift giving and how long does it last? Provided that my kids do not find it first...if you have the answer please share it! Thanks a bunch for your Trish Caramel Snack Mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2008
Great recipe! I made this exactly as stated in the recipe using Chex Multigrain cereal almonds and pecans. I left the nuts whole and toasted them in the oven first. I saw several 'bad' reviews and I believe most of them complained about stickiness of the finished product. These same reviewers stated that they 'had' to increase the cook time for the coating in the microwave to get it to the hard crack stage. That's their mistake right there! Like the recipe says you just put it in the microwave until the butter melts! Stir it and pour it over your cereal mixture. I couldn't find my roaster so I used 2-9x13 cake pans then dumped it on sheets of quick release foil and spread it out. It took almost no time to cool and didn't have to be stirred. Next time I'm going to try adding some cinnamon and vanilla as others suggested. Great recipe Trish! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Since everyone else who has tried this seems to love it I obviously did something wrong. Maybe I baked it too long because it was hard like candy. Or maybe we just prefer the original snack mix. Sorry! Read More
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