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Caramel Snack Mix

Makes: 30 servings
Serving size: 1/2cup
Prep 15 mins Cool 30 mins Bake 300°F 30 mins
Caramel Snack Mix
  • 1 12  ounce box  crispy corn and rice cereal (about 12 cups)
  • 1 1/2  cups  mixed nuts, cashews, or almonds
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  light-color corn syrup
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 2  cups  chocolate-covered raisins, chocolate-covered peanuts, or semisweet or milk chocolate pieces

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a foil roasting pan, combine cereal and nuts; set aside.

2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over cereal mixture; stir gently to coat.

3. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring twice. Remove from oven. Spread mixture on a large piece of buttered foil; cool. Wash and dry the foil roasting pan.

4. Break cereal mixture into pieces; return to clean roasting pan. Stir in chocolate-covered raisins; cover.

From the Test KitchenChocolate Spiced Snack Mix:
  • Prepare as above except add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger to the butter mixture.
Nutrition Facts (Caramel Snack Mix)
  • Servings Per Recipe 30,
  • cal. (kcal) 186,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 9,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 27,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 122,
  • Potassium (mg) 128,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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