Sweet and Crunchy Popcorn Snack Mix


This sweet and crunchy snack not only tastes great but looks so appealing that when I serve it at tailgating parties, passers-by stop and ask for the recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
10 cups


  • waxed paper

  • 2 cups crispy corn and rice cereal (such as Crispix®)

  • 2 cups honey graham cereal (such as Golden Grahams®)

  • 2 cups peanut butter corn puff cereal (such as Reese's Puffs®)

  • 2 cups popped popcorn, or more to taste (Optional)

  • 8 ounces candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®)

  • 1 cup salted peanuts

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup corn syrup

  • ½ cup peanut butter


  1. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.

  2. Combine crispy corn and rice cereal, honey graham cereal, peanut butter corn puff cereal, popcorn, chocolate pieces, and peanuts in a large bowl.

  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Add brown sugar and corn syrup; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir peanut butter into sugar mixture until creamy, about 3 minutes; pour over cereal mixture and gently toss until coated.

  4. Spread cereal mixture over prepared baking sheet and allow to cool, about 30 minutes. Once cooled, break mixture into chunks and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
15g Fat
37g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 157mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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