Caramel Snack Mix

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  • Published Apr 12th
  • Ready In1h 10m
  • Servings20
  • Calories262
This is the most requested item I bring to the office. It has become the Christmas gift of choice from my kitchen.

Caramel Snack Mix Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Caramel Snack Mix for 20 servings:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 (12 ounce) package crispy corn and rice cereal

Caramel Snack Mix Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In1h 10m

To cook Caramel Snack Mix, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Caramel Snack Mix is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Caramel Snack Mix within 1 hour 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Caramel Snack Mix easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. 2 In a medium-size microwave safe bowl, mix butter, white corn syrup and brown sugar. Place the mixture in the microwave and cook 2 minutes, or until butter melts.
  3. 3 Place the cereal, pecans and almonds into the prepared roasting pan. Pour the melted butter mixture over the cereal and nuts and mix gently until the cereal and nuts are coated.
  4. 4 Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. 5 As the snack mix is cooling, be sure to continue to stir so that the mix will not harden in one big lump.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 262 calories; 12.6 grams of fat; 36.9 grams of carbohydrates; 3.4 grams of protein; 12 milligrams of cholesterol; 183 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 26th 2008

    This is very good. I don't see how some can say that it is too sweet. I did add extras though, maybe that's why it doesn't seem too sweet. I made 1 and 1/2 batches of the caramel mixture ...

  2. Nov 9th 2008

    Great recipe! I made this exactly as stated in the recipe, using Chex Multigrain cereal, almonds and pecans. I left the nuts whole, and toasted them in the oven first. I saw several 'bad' ...

  3. Nov 26th 2003

    Absolutely addictive! Made this for our company party and had several requests for the recipe. This recipe is change friendly as far as type of nuts and that sort of thing. BE SURE to sti ...

  4. Nov 8th 2003

    This caramel snack mix was excellent! I only wish I had made twice as much of the coating mixture to completely cover all the cereal mixture!

  5. Nov 8th 2003

    Fabulous and simply - Trish, I have used your recipe at least 20 times and it is always a BIG hit. I add dried cranberries right after taking it out of the oven; the tart/softness is a great ...

  6. Jun 4th 2003

    This was sooo good. It was hard to stop eating it once I started. With the pecans in this, it sort of tasted like pecan pie...which I love. I used cinnamon crispix cereal rather than the ...

  7. Oct 8th 2002

    You got a winning recipe! A "numero uno" in my book...I can't wait to prepare it again.One question...or two for you. How do you packageit for gift giving and how long does it last?Pro ...

  8. Apr 30th 2002

    Great snack mix! I also found it a bit sweet the first time I made it, so the next time I used salted nuts (pecans, cashews and almonds) and also added some pretzels. It was a big hit with ...

  9. Dec 25th 2001

    Great! Hard to stop eating once you start. Everyone that I gave this to has requested the recipe.I lined the pan with foil and sprayed with Pam before mixing everything. Made clean-up V ...