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Pumpkin Snack Mix Recipe
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Pumpkin Snack Mix Recipe

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This yummy mix is so munchable, a bowl of it never lasts long. Feel free to use candy corn instead of the candy pumpkins—or a mix of both—if desired. —Shirley Engstrom, Genoa, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 28 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 4 cups Corn or Rice Chex
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (16 ounces) candy pumpkins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 216 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large greased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereal and peanuts. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter; bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy.
  2. Immediately pour over popcorn mixture; toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Stir in candy pumpkins. Cool completely. Yield: about 5-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Pumpkin Snack Mix in Taste of Home Halloween Food & Fun Annual 2007, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 216 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

This was very easy to make and turned out delicious! I switched the candy pumpkins for candy corn and left out the peanuts. Also had help in the kitchen from a 7-year old who really enjoyed measuring out the cereal, so it is fun to make with kids!

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

sounds great and easy to make, will make for Spooky Crazy Bunco this weekend.

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

@cporzio you could try pretzel nuggets, oyster crackers, or mini hard breadsticks. I can't wait to try this!!

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

This is so much fun to make! My family and I enjoy it very much!

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

I changed to peanuts to unsalted pretzels. That way it is safe to send to school...

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