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Caramel Snack Mix

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"This is the most requested item I bring to the office. It has become the Christmas gift of choice from my kitchen."
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1 h 10 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 20 servings (15 to 20 servings)


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  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray. Watch Now
  2. 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. Watch Now
  3. 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. Watch Now
  4. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Watch Now
  5. As the snack mix is cooling, be sure to continue to stir so that the mix will not harden in one big lump. Watch Now


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 262 calories; 12.6 36.9 3.4 12 183 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

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...

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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 ...

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 ev...

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 ...

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 ...

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 con...

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 cris...

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!

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? Provide...

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' rev...