Caramel Apple Snack Mix Recipe
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Caramel Apple Snack Mix Recipe

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This recipe has been a real hit with family and friends of Melody Michaelis in Sycamore, Illinois. "It's simple, deliciously crunchy and makes up a party-sized portion! Crispix, Apple Jacks and caramel coating give it a unique flavor that's great for all ages.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:26 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 26 servings


  • 7 cups popped popcorn
  • 4 cups Crispix
  • 4 cups Apple Jacks cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 198 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large greased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereals and peanuts; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to a rolling boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, until mixture turns a medium amber color, about 8 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy. Immediately pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  3. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread mixture onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 5 quarts.
Originally published as Caramel Apple Snack Mix in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p43

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spammy757 User ID: 2100507 151577
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"This is the BEST caramel corn recipe you could ask for! It has so much flavor. The Apple Jacks give it a great taste, it has the best buttery, caramel taste. When I make it I add cashews and it's wonderful!! So glad I got this recipe when you published it because now it is a fall time favorite!!"

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 170853
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"I made this for a family reunion and it was a huge it! I will be making this again :)"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 127819
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Made this recipe for a Halloween party and everyone loved it. Carmel tasting and sweet! easy to make as well."

loleson User ID: 2929537 166240
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"Definitely worth the time and mess for this yummy snack mix! I used honey roasted peanuts instead of regular and since we aren't crazy about Apple Jacks used Apple Cinnamon Cheerios. Perfect for the Applepalooza teen event at our church this fall. One of the kids asked to take the small amount leftover home in a baggie! My daughter agreed to let him have half. : )"

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 165387
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"Our family likes this a lot. I usually double the ingredients when I make it, but only use 1 and 1/2 times the syrup mixture. It is still plenty sweet."

rldubya User ID: 3167736 96152
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"This is a big hit. I substitute honey roasted peanuts or cashew & add some cinnamon. Delicious!"

lisamc User ID: 304985 165386
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"I also thought there would be more of an apple flavor and that was the disappointing part. However, the kids enjoyed it very much."

nannydee User ID: 1193838 68445
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"I took this to a potluck Halloween party and everybody loved it...."

irwinsptj User ID: 3860462 68443
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"I substituted the apple jacks for dried apple chips! Amazing!"

alisondvm User ID: 788843 127418
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"I agree that it did not have any apple flavor but it was a big hit nonetheless. I've made it twice already. It is a bit messy to make though."

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