Cinnamon Churro Snack Mix

This homemade snack mix makes a perfect gift and will last long after the holidays have passed.

Cinnamon Churro Snack Mix spilling out of red containers on green background
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 cups


  • 2 cup bite-size corn square cereal

  • 2 cup bite-size rice square cereal

  • 2 cup mini pretzel twists

  • 2 cup horn-shape crisp corn snack, such as Bugles; plain mini bagel chips; or bite-size wheat square cereal

  • 2 cup pecan halves or cashews

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • cup butter, cut up

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a shallow roasting pan with foil, extending foil over edges. In prepared pan combine first five ingredients (through pecans). In a small bowl stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon.

  2. In a medium saucepan cook and stir butter and brown sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Drizzle cereal mixture with butter mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon-sugar; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar; toss again.

  4. Bake 10 minutes; stir. Bake 10 minutes more. Using foil, lift out snack mix; cool on foil. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.


To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 65mg 1%
Folate, total 33.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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