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 flaked 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 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 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 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 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 170080
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"So yummy - will make again and again"

mtalbott 117406
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

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

vwier 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 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 146044
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

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

Kiedis 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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