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Almond Snack Mix

 Almond Snack Mix
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!"
20 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Almond Extract

Directions

  • 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).
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 316 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.