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Corn Chip Crunch Recipe

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Folks can't seem to stop eating this sweet and salty treat when I serve it. A nice twist on popcorn or cereal snack mixed, it's great for munching on during holiday movies and parades or football games.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 6 cups corn chips
  • 1-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 399 calories, 25 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 315 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large heat-proof bowl, combine corn chips and peanuts. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour over corn chip mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 250° for 30-40 minutes; stirring every 15 minutes. Spread onto waxed paper; cool. Break apart and store in airtight containers. Yield: 8 cups.
Originally published as Corn Chip Crunch in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p29

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