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Halloween Party Mix

 Halloween Party Mix
"This colorful snack mix has a light coating that also makes it perfect for gatherings," notes field editor Jeanette Urbom of Overland Park, Kansas.
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (11 ounces) pretzels
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature peanut butter filled butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (10 ounces) M&M's
  • 1 package (18-1/2 ounces) candy corn

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, crackers and peanuts. In a
  • large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a
  • boil over medium heat; boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Pour over
  • pretzel mixture and stir until coated.
  • Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Break apart
  • while warm. Toss with M&M's and candy corn. Cool completely. Store
  • in airtight containers. Yield: 4 quarts.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 562 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 702 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.