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Chock-full of raisins, peanuts and M& M's, this crunchy salty-sweet mix stays fresh for weeks. I keep it on hand to serve to unexpected guests or to fill decorative containers to give as last-minute gifts.
MAKES:
31 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min.
MAKES:
31 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (24 ounces) roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (18 ounces) Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 package (15 ounces) raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 12 ounces white candy coating
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package (2 pounds) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (15 ounces) red and green milk chocolate M&M's

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the peanuts, cereal and raisins. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt butter, candy coating and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour over cream mixture and toss to coat. Place sugar in a large bag; add coated mixture. Close bag and shake to coat. Spread onto baking sheets; sprinkle with M&M's. When cool, store in airtight containers. Yield: 25 cups.
Originally published as Candy Snack Mix in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p45

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 594 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 443mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

  • 1 package (24 ounces) roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (18 ounces) Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 package (15 ounces) raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 12 ounces white candy coating
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package (2 pounds) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (15 ounces) red and green milk chocolate M&M's
  1. In a large bowl, combine the peanuts, cereal and raisins. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt butter, candy coating and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour over cream mixture and toss to coat. Place sugar in a large bag; add coated mixture. Close bag and shake to coat. Spread onto baking sheets; sprinkle with M&M's. When cool, store in airtight containers. Yield: 25 cups.
Originally published as Candy Snack Mix in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2002, p45

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