Turtle Snack Mix Recipe
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Turtle Snack Mix Recipe

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A decadent turtle sundae I had at a restaurant inspired this sweet-salty snack mix. Just try to stop at one handful! —Priscilla Yee, Concord, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 package (14-1/4 ounces) Chocolate Chex
  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Kraft caramel bits
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix cereal and pecans. In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt; microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, stirring once.
  2. Whisk in baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture, toss to coat. Microwave, uncovered, on high 3 minutes, stirring every minute.
  3. Spread onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips and caramel bits (do not stir). Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Break into pieces. Stir in pretzels. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Turtle Snack Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p194

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