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Maple-Glazed Snack Mix

I haven’t met a kid yet that doesn’t love this mix! My three children especially enjoy it for snacks during the school year. —Cynthia Norris,Winnetka, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    7-1/2 cups


  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Honey-Nut Cheerios
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 250°. In a large bowl, combine cereals, pretzels and pecans.
  • In a small microwave-safe dish, combine maple syrup and butter. Cover and microwave on high 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 104 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • lurky27
    Mar 16, 2016

    A decent snack mix. I realize this was published in Healthy Cooking so it is supposed to be a healthier option than snack mixes loaded with butter & other such things (which would likely please my palate more) but still worth 4 stars.- Theresa

  • Leann McCarthy
    Jul 10, 2011

    I made two batches of this recipe. One as written, the second with double the maple syrup. The original was very good. The second needs extra baking time to crisp but would appeal to those with a very sweet tooth.

  • bengalfreak
    Feb 6, 2011

    Best chex mix ever.

  • tootallbilly
    Jan 26, 2011

    A good snack added tbs cinamon. Cooked 7 min in microwave stirring offten. Spread on wax paper to dry...

  • tomlisahig
    Jan 12, 2011

    We have made this three times and add various types of cereal and goldfish crackers. I thought there was too much liquid and added several more cups of cereal the subsequent times I made it. Interesting that someone else commented they double the syrup, so you may need to adjust this recipe to suit your sweet thooth! We love the Cheerios (something I would not normally put in a snack mix like this), my four-year-old son suggested that we always have them with maple syrup!!

  • zigmom03
    Mar 1, 2010

    This was big hit with my family..we had to double the recipe for super-bowl sunday....I also added cinnamom toast crunch cereal..Pat Siegfried,Bensalem,Pa.

  • Aubrey5
    Jan 22, 2010

    This was very good! I will make double the sauce next time though!