Favorite Snack Mix Recipe
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Favorite Snack Mix Recipe

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For a great change of pace from the usual mix, try this recipe from Carol Allen, field editor at McLeansboro, Illinois. "It's almost impossible to stop eating this sweet and salty snack."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 6 cups Crispix
  • 1 can (10 ounces) mixed nuts
  • 1 package (10 ounces) pretzel sticks
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 377 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, nuts and pretzels. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add brown sugar; cook and stir until dissolved. Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat.
  2. Place a third on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 8 minutes; stir and bake for 6 minutes more. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Repeat with remaining mixture. Yield: about 14 cups.
Originally published as Favorite Snack Mix in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p64

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elizabethalay User ID: 4508885 2030
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"SO TASTY! Super easy to make and cheap! I sprinkle more brown sugar on the mix when I put each part in the pan before going in the oven, not making it better in cals for you but definitely better tasting!!"

einon User ID: 1703260 604
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"too high in cal."

Aunt Mamie User ID: 968082 2587
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2009

"I substitute Life cereal, and use butter-flavored round pretzels. Yummy."

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 2426
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2008

"I brought this to a potluck and it got gobbled up."

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