Island Vacation Party Mix Recipe
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Island Vacation Party Mix Recipe

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What's not to love about this taste of the tropics? With a simple, no bake method, you'll be munching on this snack in no time. Melissa Talbott, Peoria, IL
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2-1/2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 package (6 ounces) chopped dried pineapple
  • 1 cup white baking chips

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 407 calories, 31g fat (9g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine cereals and nuts; set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Cook cereal mixture, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Add coconut; cook 2 minutes longer, stirring once. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Stir in pineapple and chips. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Island Vacation Party Mix in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p15

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Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 175213
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"This disappeared fast in my house. I also melted the chips so they covered everything and it was great."

sschaub User ID: 1698363 120662
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"I've waited a long time to make this. Just never got around to it! Am I sorry! This is great & so fast! I'm bringing it to the Cancer Relay for Life tomorrow! I'm sure the girls will go crazy over it! Feels like I'm back in Hawaii!!"

pworthington User ID: 5973988 186452
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"I made this for our monthly BUNCO gathering... and oh my YUMMY it was gone... I added the choc chips with the coconut so they melted a bit... I think it made it alot better... We will make it again and again"

Crystal Sindlinger User ID: 1957293 106354
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"I made this for my friends bridal shower in april and I still am getting requests for the recipe in november. I used almonds instead of macadamia nuts to be a little more cost effective. The sweet and salty mix is perfect!"

NOTaste1 User ID: 5465329 170080
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"So yummy - will make again and again"

mtalbott User ID: 5320761 117406
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"I am just glad there are so many good reviews, it totally makes my day!!"

vwier User ID: 3771289 175212
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times. I use pecans instead of macadamias because I don't care for macadamias. I have made different variations, leaving out certain parts to suit everyone's taste. This is absolutely the best party mix I ever ate! I will make it many, many more times I am sure!"

gailcpls User ID: 5242794 189500
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"Made this for a bridal shower yesterday - big hit - the hot weather made the chocolate melt and they loved it ever more - got lots of requests for the recipe"

shirley keisling User ID: 2662281 146044
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"Yummy mix, everyone loved it at the Pet Expo this last week. easy to make!"

Kiedis User ID: 2979604 189499
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"This party mix is excellent for Spring get togethers. Very easy to make and refreshing to eat. The macadamia nuts make it a little more expensive, but I just used one cup instead of two cups of macadamia nuts. Enjoy!"

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