Caramel Nut Crunch Recipe

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I discovered this crispy snack recipe on a box of cereal years ago. It's been a Christmas favorite with my friends and family ever since.
Recommended: Holiday Popcorn
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1 cup salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup whole unblanched almonds

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 300 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, heat the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt over medium heat for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly.
  2. In a large heat-proof bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour hot syrup over cereal mixture; stir until well coated. Spread into greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack until slightly firm. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Caramel Nut Crunch in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p25

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