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Buggy Snack Mix Recipe

Chocolate-covered raisin "bugs" are a tasty surprise in this sweet and crunchy snack mix from our Test Kitchen. Candy corn adds a bit of color.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 can (3 ounces) chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup chocolate-covered raisins


  • 1. In a large heat-proof bowl, combine the chow mein noodles, cashews and peanuts; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and syrup is bubbly, stirring frequently. Stir in baking soda; microwave 20 seconds longer or until mixture begins to foam.
  • 2. Carefully pour over chow mein noodle mixture; stir to coat. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 300° for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Spread on waxed paper; cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • 3. Place snack mix in a large bowl. Add candy corn and raisins; gently toss. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 376 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.