Holiday Snack Mix Recipe

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I'm not much of a cook, but my friend insisted that even I could make this awesome mix. She was right! People rave over it whenever I give it as a gift or share it at a gathering.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:17 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 17 servings


  • 5 cups Rice Chex
  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Golden Grahams
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 315 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Grease two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans; set aside. In a large bowl, combine cereals, coconut and almonds; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour over cereal mixture and stir until well coated. Spread onto prepared pans. Cool, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight containers. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Holiday Snack Mix in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p39

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"Made this at Christmas time 2013. It was everyone's favorite. Also made a gluten free version omitting the Golden Grahams. Easy to make, makes a good amount and lasts a long time in an airtight container."

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"Might have been sticky because of humidity"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I was excited about makeing this recipe. I followed the directions exactly and it is very sticky! Can anyone tell me why."

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