Almond Snack Mix Recipe
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Almond Snack Mix Recipe

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Sliced almonds and almond extract set this crunchy Chex mix apart. Lisa Hess, Bountiful, Utah, says, "Be forewarned...once you start eating it, you can't stop!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) Rice Chex
  • 2-3/4 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 316 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Place cereal and almonds in a large bowl; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 250° to 266° (hard-ball stage).
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Pour over cereal mixture; mix well. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets; cool. Toss to break apart. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 quarts.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Almond Snack Mix in Taste of Home October/November 2003, p61

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karen1976 User ID: 2920692 257952
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"My son and husband LOVE this snack mix. I was afraid of using a candy thermometer but it worked out well. Will make this year after year."

deb3346 User ID: 1821731 73071
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Oh so good! Once you start munching you can't stop. When I made 2nd batch, I added 1/2 cup of flaked coconut after cereal mixture was coated. Great addition."

ak4catok User ID: 3362347 99497
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"My kids and grandchildren love this recipe. We make it often"

cookinmom07 User ID: 1068447 60265
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"Made this for my kids years ago when it first came out in the magazine. DS called yesterday to request another batch. :)"

Little Lizzie User ID: 5193940 65720
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"My husband and I both liked this very much.It is a great snack!"

mommawithfour User ID: 2527892 90401
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"This recipe is such a family favorite that my brother-in-law requested that I make it for his birthday gift. It is a great snack food that you cant just eat a little bit of. It is addicting."

sandypowell User ID: 3904268 128840
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I made the mistake of doubling it - too much to mix while hot. I also want to try it with vanilla and almonds. Everyone really liked it. I will make it again, in smaller batch..."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 205724
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"My family loves snack mixes and this is one of their top favourites. We will be making this many more times."

kimjor2 User ID: 4410328 55692
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"I made this and my family loved it. Its easy and Yummy. I also make it and pour it over popped corn too!"

carriededrick User ID: 2660900 55691
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"Our family LOVES this snack mix. I add white chocolate chips after mixing. Wonderful almond flavor."

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