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Almond Snack Mix Recipe

Almond Snack Mix Recipe

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 YIELD:20 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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).
  • 2. 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. Yield: 5 quarts.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 2920692 257952
Reviewed 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."

deb3346 User ID: 1821731 73071
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3362347 99497
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

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

cookinmom07 User ID: 1068447 60265
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5193940 65720
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

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

mommawithfour User ID: 2527892 90401
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3904268 128840
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4389335 205724
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4410328 55692
Reviewed 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!"

carriededrick User ID: 2660900 55691
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"Our family LOVES this snack mix. I add white chocolate chips after mixing. Wonderful almond flavor."

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 128837
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"I made this and took it to a church social. Nobody liked it much. My family told me that I don't need to make this again. Not good ratings here. Thanks anyway."

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