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Sweet and Crunchy Party Mix

 Sweet and Crunchy Party Mix
Instead of buying a party mix at the store, try mixing this recipe together for your next party. It has such a wonderful sweet flavor.—Diane Simkins, East Greenville, Pennsylvania
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups Rice Chex
  • 1-1/2 cups oyster crackers
  • 1 cup goldfish crackers
  • 3/4 cup salted peanuts or cashews
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan, combine the
  • cereal, crackers and peanuts. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the
  • brown sugar, butter, honey and cinnamon. Cook and stir until butter
  • is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir
  • in vanilla (mixture will bubble up some). Pour over cereal mixture;
  • toss to coat evenly.
  • Bake at 325° for 7 minutes; stir. Bake 10-15 minutes longer,
  • stirring every 5 minutes. Cool, stirring several times. Yield: about
  • 5 cups.