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Candy Snack Mix

 Candy Snack Mix
Chock-full of raisins, peanuts and M& M's, this crunchy salty-sweet mix stays fresh for weeks. I keep it on hand to serve to unexpected guests or to fill decorative containers to give as last-minute gifts.
31 ServingsPrep: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (24 ounces) roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (18 ounces) Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 package (15 ounces) raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 12 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package (2 pounds) confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups red and green milk chocolate M&M's

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the peanuts, cereal and raisins. In a
  • microwave, melt the butter, candy coating and peanut butter; stir
  • until smooth. Pour over cream mixture and toss to coat.
  • Place sugar in a large bag; add coated mixture. Close bag and shake
  • to coat. Spread onto baking sheets; sprinkle with M&M's. When cool,
  • store in airtight containers. Yield: 25 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 594 calories, 29 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 443 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.