Crunchy Snack Mix Recipe

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I got the recipe from my aunt when I wanted to make a snack for a brunch I was hosting. The brimming bowls I set out were emptied in no time. —Milia Ziegler, Cincinnati, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 package (12 ounces) Crispix cereal
  • 1-1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 301 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Spread cereal in a large roasting pan. Pour syrup mixture over cereal and stir until well coated. Sprinkle with nuts and stir.
  2. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Break apart and store in airtight containers. Yield: 15 cups.
Originally published as Crunchy Snack Mix in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p105

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"it is very easy and my husband said be sure to make this again... I will try adding some cinnamon, but liked it very much just the way it is.."

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