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Almond Snack Mix

Sliced almonds and almond extract set this crunchy Chex mix apart. Lisa Hess, Bountiful, Utah, says, "Be forewarned...once you start eating it, you can't stop!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    5 quarts


  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) Rice Chex
  • 2-3/4 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • Place cereal and almonds in a large bowl; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 250° to 266° (hard-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Pour over cereal mixture; mix well. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets; cool. Toss to break apart. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 316 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • karen1976
    Dec 11, 2016

    My son and husband LOVE this snack mix. I was afraid of using a candy thermometer but it worked out well. Will make this year after year.

  • Lesli Dustin
    Feb 24, 2013

    No comment left

  • deb3346
    Nov 30, 2010

    Oh so good! Once you start munching you can't stop. When I made 2nd batch, I added 1/2 cup of flaked coconut after cereal mixture was coated. Great addition.

  • ak4catok
    Nov 9, 2010

    My kids and grandchildren love this recipe. We make it often

  • cookinmom07
    Sep 25, 2010

    Made this for my kids years ago when it first came out in the magazine. DS called yesterday to request another batch. :)

  • Little Lizzie
    Jul 19, 2010

    My husband and I both liked this very much.It is a great snack!

  • mommawithfour
    Jul 15, 2010

    This recipe is such a family favorite that my brother-in-law requested that I make it for his birthday gift. It is a great snack food that you cant just eat a little bit of. It is addicting.

  • sandypowell
    Dec 21, 2009

    I made the mistake of doubling it - too much to mix while hot. I also want to try it with vanilla and almonds. Everyone really liked it. I will make it again, in smaller batch...

  • tkarinas
    Nov 8, 2009

    My family loves snack mixes and this is one of their top favourites. We will be making this many more times.

  • kimjor2
    Sep 18, 2009

    I made this and my family loved it. Its easy and Yummy. I also make it and pour it over popped corn too!