Candy Snack Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
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. —Mary Newsom, Grand Ridge, Florida

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023

Candy Snack Mix

Prep Time 15 min
Yield 25 cups.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (24 ounces) roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (19.6 ounces) Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 package (15 ounces) raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 12 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package (2 pounds) confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups red and green milk chocolate M&M's

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the peanuts, cereal and raisins. In a microwave, melt the butter, candy coating and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Working in batches, 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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. —Mary Newsom, Grand Ridge, Florida