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Sweet 'n' Crunchy Snack Mix Recipe
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Sweet 'n' Crunchy Snack Mix Recipe

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A combination of sweet and savory ingredients gives this treat a fun look and fabulous flavor. The recipe makes a big batch so there's plenty to share...if you can stop your family from eating it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 cups Cocoa Puffs
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 1-1/2 cups pretzel twists
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a roasting pan, combine the cereals, pretzels and peanuts; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Boil slowly for 4 minutes without stirring.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in cream of tartar and baking soda. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and stir gently to coat. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes, stirring once. Spread on foil to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 12 cups.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Crunchy Snack Mix in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p82

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