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Island Vacation Party Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


3 quarts

What's not to love about this taste of the tropics? With a simple, no bake method, you'll be munching on this snack in no time. —Melissa Talbott, Peoria, Illinois
Island Vacation Party Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2-1/2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 package (6 ounces) chopped dried pineapple
  • 1 cup white baking chips


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine cereals and nuts; set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Cook cereal mixture, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Add coconut; cook 2 minutes longer, stirring once. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Stir in pineapple and chips. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 407 calories, 31g fat (9g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Worshipguy
    Apr 13, 2013

    This disappeared fast in my house. I also melted the chips so they covered everything and it was great.

  • sschaub
    Jul 28, 2011

    I've waited a long time to make this. Just never got around to it! Am I sorry! This is great & so fast! I'm bringing it to the Cancer Relay for Life tomorrow! I'm sure the girls will go crazy over it! Feels like I'm back in Hawaii!!

  • pworthington
    May 6, 2011

    I made this for our monthly BUNCO gathering... and oh my YUMMY it was gone... I added the choc chips with the coconut so they melted a bit... I think it made it alot better... We will make it again and again

  • Crystal Sindlinger
    Nov 6, 2010

    I made this for my friends bridal shower in april and I still am getting requests for the recipe in november. I used almonds instead of macadamia nuts to be a little more cost effective. The sweet and salty mix is perfect!

  • NOTaste1
    Sep 25, 2010

    So yummy - will make again and again

  • mtalbott
    Sep 24, 2010

    I am just glad there are so many good reviews, it totally makes my day!!

  • vwier
    Aug 23, 2010

    I have made this recipe several times. I use pecans instead of macadamias because I don't care for macadamias. I have made different variations, leaving out certain parts to suit everyone's taste. This is absolutely the best party mix I ever ate! I will make it many, many more times I am sure!

  • gailcpls
    Jun 28, 2010

    Made this for a bridal shower yesterday - big hit - the hot weather made the chocolate melt and they loved it ever more - got lots of requests for the recipe

  • jgeiger1
    May 15, 2010

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  • shirley keisling
    Apr 26, 2010

    Yummy mix, everyone loved it at the Pet Expo this last week. Easy to make!