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Harvest Snack Mix Recipe

Harvest Snack Mix Recipe

Candy corn makes this natural snack for fall gatherings. The sweet and salty flavors are irresistible. —Marlene Harguth, Maynard, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup chocolate bridge mix

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, nuts and sunflower kernels. Combine the butter, cinnamon and cloves. Drizzle a third of butter mixture over pretzel mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Place popcorn in a large bowl; drizzle with remaining butter mixture and toss to coat. Stir into pretzel mixture. Bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Cool; transfer to a large bowl. Add candy corn and bridge mix; toss to combine. Yield: 3 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 260 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Harvest Snack Mix

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"This is an excellent way to use up candy corn. I omitted the sunflower kernels when making this, but it still tasted delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"This is so good - I love making it all year!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"Excellent"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"I brought this mix to our office Halloween pot luck and everyone enjoyed it. A nice mix of salt and sweet. I might try replacing the chocolate with M&M's next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"There were too many unrelated ingredients that didn't go well together. More like a bowl full leftover snacks from your pantry."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"I'm surprised at the negative reviews. This recipe lends itself easily to tweaking according to your taste. We subbed corn chex for the pretzels and liked it better. It's a yummy change from what you expect. I forgot to butter the popcorn and it was fine. I do think it needs to be eaten within the day. Ideal for a party where many would be indulging."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"A very tasty snack. I would cut down on the candycorn."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"How can this be a 2010 top 100? The rating is low and the make again percertage is very low. Thought I would give it a try, but I will not make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I made this mix to take to our church harvest party. It was a big hit. There was a little left, and since it is just me and my husband, I sent the leftover home with a family that has two teenage boys who loved the mix. I did get my empty bowl back."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"I eliminated cloves and used M&Ms instead of bridge mix. The mix was devoured!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I'm so sorry, but in a word this recipe was YUCK!!! I decided to try it the other night for a family movie night and thankfully I only made 1/2 the batch because my family didn't like it one bit. I agree with one reviewer who stated that popcorn doesn't belong in a mix like this. The kernels didn't stay crisp. There was just too much going on in this recipe...the bridge mix, the spices and the sunflower kernels. Not a great combination."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"Already made 3 batches of this stuff - the kids love it and my popcorn was not ruined by the candies...What a fun mix!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"The ingredients, besides the popcorn,

tend to make the popcorn stale."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"This looked so much better than it tasted. The best review came from the Cub Scouts for whom it was made...they only picked out the candies! Popcorn just doesn't work in a snack mix; it does not maintain it's crunch and the spices make it "kid-unfriendly". Yuck."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"This is a great snack. I did leave out the cloves as I don't care for the taste and changed the bridge mix for plain M & M's. I will make this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"Have not made it yet, but think I will."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"Thanks for the info!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"Bridge mix is chocolate coated nuts, and fruit, and apparently some other things:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_mix 

 I think you could substitute pretty much any chocolate candy with reasonable success. After all, the people you'd be serving it to don't know it's supposed to have bridge mix in it.  I was personally thinking of substituting some variety of M&m's, actually."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"What is chocolate bridge mix?"

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