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Halloween Party Mix

"This colorful snack mix has a light coating that also makes it perfect for gatherings," notes field editor Jeanette Urbom of Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 quarts

Ingredients

  • 1 package (11 ounces) pretzels
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature peanut butter filled butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package (10 ounces) M&M's
  • 1 package (18-1/2 ounces) candy corn

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, crackers and peanuts. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam). Pour over pretzel mixture and stir until coated.
  • Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Break apart while warm. Toss with M&M's and candy corn. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 562 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 92g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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