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Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

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"This snack mix has been a family favorite for over 20 years. It's the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy. It's sure to please the whole crowd with no corn syrup and no hot oven! This makes a great gift for the holidays and also freezes really well."
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25 m servings 441
Original recipe yields 17 servings (17 cups)


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  1. Place cereal, pecans, almonds, cashews, coconut, and raisins in a large brown paper bag or large microwave-safe bowl and stir or shake to mix.
  2. Melt 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour over the cereal mixture and stir to coat.
  3. Microwave on high in three 90-second intervals, stirring between intervals, 4 1/2 minutes total. Spread out to cool before breaking apart.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute cranberries for the raisins if desired.
  • Add in as much or as little coconut as you like while you're microwaving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 441 calories; 25.6 51.1 6.7 20 372 Full nutrition

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