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Sweet 'n' Crunchy Snack Mix

 Sweet 'n' Crunchy Snack Mix
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!
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • 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.
  • 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.