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Sweet Snack Mix Recipe

Sweet Snack Mix Recipe

Tempt your troops with a twist on caramel corn, sent by Dee Georgiou of Omaha, Nebraska. "When I set out this nutty snack, the bowl empties fast," Dee says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing YIELD:32 servings


  • 14 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, cereal and peanuts. In a microwave, melt coating and peanut butter, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Pour over popcorn mixture; stir to coat. Spread evenly on waxed paper. Allow to set for at least 2 hours. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5-6 quarts.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: White candy coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 167 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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shastar User ID: 4712479 17499
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"Wow! This is really good! I only made half the recipe amount and it turned out just fine."

MyLittleChickadees User ID: 3556835 9686
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

"Very tasty, but a bit too much coating (even for the original recipe in the Aug/Sept 1996 issue where the cereal was shown as 3 cups). I've increased the popcorn to 18 cups and the cereal to 3.5 cups which my family prefers."

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