Maple-Glazed Snack Mix Recipe
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Maple-Glazed Snack Mix Recipe

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“I haven’t met a kid yet that doesn’t love this mix! My three children especially enjoy it for snacks during the school year.” Cynthia Norris — Winnetka, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Honey-Nut Cheerios
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 104 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 250°. In a large bowl, combine cereals, pretzels and pecans.
  2. In a small microwave-safe dish, combine maple syrup and butter. Cover and microwave on high 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 7-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Maple-Glazed Snack Mix in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p19

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 245548
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"A decent snack mix. I realize this was published in healthy Cooking so it is supposed to be a healthier option than snack mixes loaded with butter & other such things (which would likely please my palate more) but still worth 4 stars.

- Theresa"

Leann McCarthy User ID: 5910512 117321
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"I made two batches of this recipe. One as written, the second with double the maple syrup. The original was very good. The second needs extra baking time to crisp but would appeal to those with a very sweet tooth."

bengalfreak User ID: 5549528 169923
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Best chex mix ever."

tootallbilly User ID: 5764246 186394
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"A good snack added tbs cinamon. Cooked 7 min in microwave stirring offten. Spread on wax paper to dry..."

tomlisahig User ID: 1153019 211486
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"We have made this three times and add various types of cereal and goldfish crackers. I thought there was too much liquid and added several more cups of cereal the subsequent times I made it. Interesting that someone else commented they double the syrup, so you may need to adjust this recipe to suit your sweet thooth! We love the Cheerios (something I would not normally put in a snack mix like this), my four-year-old son suggested that we always have them with maple syrup!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 904591 146016
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"This was big hit with my family..we had to double the recipe for super-bowl sunday....I also added cinnamom toast crunch cereal..Pat Siegfried,Bensalem,Pa."

Aubrey5 User ID: 4632337 103440
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"This was very good! I will make double the sauce next time though!"

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