Crunchy Snack Mix with Peanuts Recipe

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This crunchy, nutty snack has mass appeal. Make it during the Christmas season or whenever your family is craving something yummy to munch.—Rose Marie Domeny, Mundelein, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:37 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 37 servings


  • 6 cups Crispix
  • 6 cups Rice Chex
  • 6 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 pound dry roasted peanuts
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 239 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a greased roasting pan, combine cereals and peanuts; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat.
  2. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7 quarts.
Originally published as Nutty Snack Mix in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p60

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 240866
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"This is a cinch to make. It was a big hit with young and old alike. I added pretzel sticks to my mix and used cashews instead of the dry roasted peanuts."

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