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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 equals 198 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g 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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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!!"

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

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

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

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

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. : )"

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."

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