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Nutty O’s Snack

Almonds add a nice nutty flavor to this tasty snack. It's perfect for potlucks and not too sweet. Served in a decorative dish, basket or tin, it has a golden holiday look. —:Karen Buchholz, Sitka, Alaska


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 12 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup whole almonds


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large saucepan, heat brown sugar, corn syrup and butter until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cereal and nuts; mix well. Spread onto greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes; stir to loosen from pan. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 296 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • ElveeKaye
    Jun 1, 2012

    I have used this recipe many, many times since I first copied it from the magazine in 1994, when my mother had a subscription to Taste of Home. It is always a big hit at every event, and many people ask for the recipe.I modify it in various ways depending on what ingredients I have. You can replace part, or all, of the dark corn syrup with honey, molasses, agave syrup, or maple syrup; use other nuts besides pecans and almonds (pecans are too expensive now); use Honey-Nut Cheerios instead of regular; add maple flavoring, cinnamon and/or nutmeg; add raisins or dried cranberries. Any way you make it, it is an awesome snack!I noticed that the recipe here fails to mention the baking temperature--in fact, it skips that entire step. I think it is 350*F--I lost my recipe and can't remember it!

  • popoloski
    Dec 22, 2010

    I make this yearly at the holidays, it's addictive!