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Harvest Snack Mix

Candy corn makes this natural snack for fall gatherings. The sweet and salty flavors are irresistible. —Marlene Harguth, Maynard, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 quarts


  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup chocolate bridge mix


  • In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, nuts and sunflower kernels. Combine the butter, cinnamon and cloves. Drizzle a third of butter mixture over pretzel mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes.
  • Place popcorn in a large bowl; drizzle with remaining butter mixture and toss to coat. Stir into pretzel mixture. Bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Cool; transfer to a large bowl. Add candy corn and bridge mix; toss to combine.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 260 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • MichaelVyskocil
    Nov 2, 2013

    This is an excellent way to use up candy corn. I omitted the sunflower kernels when making this, but it still tasted delicious.

  • omnijen
    Oct 28, 2013

    This is so good - I love making it all year!

  • mkaskela
    Oct 14, 2013


  • Martin_Family
    Jun 24, 2013

    No comment left

  • jmziegler
    Oct 28, 2011

    I brought this mix to our office Halloween pot luck and everyone enjoyed it. A nice mix of salt and sweet. I might try replacing the chocolate with M&M's next time.

  • Rockamama
    Oct 15, 2011

    There were too many unrelated ingredients that didn't go well together. More like a bowl full leftover snacks from your pantry.

  • cookin4eight
    Sep 13, 2011

    I'm surprised at the negative reviews. This recipe lends itself easily to tweaking according to your taste. We subbed corn chex for the pretzels and liked it better. It's a yummy change from what you expect. I forgot to butter the popcorn and it was fine. I do think it needs to be eaten within the day. Ideal for a party where many would be indulging.

  • TerryLS
    Apr 4, 2011

    A very tasty snack. I would cut down on the candycorn.

  • mommyfor5
    Jan 5, 2011

    How can this be a 2010 top 100? The rating is low and the make again percertage is very low. Thought I would give it a try, but I will not make again.

  • bigthree
    Dec 27, 2010

    I made this mix to take to our church harvest party. It was a big hit. There was a little left, and since it is just me and my husband, I sent the leftover home with a family that has two teenage boys who loved the mix. I did get my empty bowl back.