My crowd-pleasing party mix is buttery, chocolaty and nutty. The recipe yields a party-sized portion, but I recommend keeping it covered so it doesn’t disappear before the event. —Annette Niemiec, Scottsdale, Arizona
Chocolate Pecan Pie Snack Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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4 cups Rice Chex
4 cups Chocolate Chex
4 cups Honey Nut Chex
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
In a large bowl, combine cereals and pecans. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Whisk in baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
Cook the cereal mixture in batches on high in a microwave-safe bowl for 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets to cool completely. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cereal mixture; refrigerate until set.
Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.