Caramel Cereal Snack Mix Recipe
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Caramel Cereal Snack Mix Recipe

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I like to share this sweet snack with neighbors, friends and co-workers. My husband gets upset if I don't leave enough at home for him! —Carol Merkel, Yorkville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 8 cups Corn Pops
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 306 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 250°. In a large bowl, combine cereal and peanuts; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Immediately pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Spread into two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 14 cups.
Originally published as Caramel Cereal Snack Mix in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p182

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deb3346 User ID: 1821731 89172
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"Lip smackin' good. Great sweet / salty combo. Made as is, no changes."

dirvan57 User ID: 4256261 80172
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"I made this and took it to work for the Christmas party there and to wife's families house for Christmas Eve and everyone at both places loved it. Will definitely make this again."

bunny99 User ID: 99797 139495
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"Delicious! I used Crispix cereal and added pretzel sticks as well."

benwin User ID: 629367 157100
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"This was easy to make and my Husband loved it. It is good to have with around the Campfire. Will make it again."

clairemail3 User ID: 3762250 142429
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"Make this with Crispix cereal and it it fantastic. I also use mixed nuts or cashews instead of peanuts. I pour the gooey mixture over the cereal mixture and microwave in paper bag for like 2-3 min. then spread on waxed paper to cool. Delicious."

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 89171
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"the only thing I changed was the nuts/used pecans/cashews- was a big hit/making a double batch for the Super Bowl party!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 155905
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"This recipe is so simple to make and tastes so good, my family absolutely loves it. We'll be keeping this recipe."

vsohn User ID: 1196311 139492
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"OMG!! This is a great sweet snack to share! Super easy to make!"

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