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Buggy Snack Mix

Chocolate-covered raisin "bugs" are a tasty surprise in this sweet and crunchy snack mix from our Test Kitchen. Candy corn adds a bit of color.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can (3 ounces) chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup chocolate-covered raisins

Directions

  • In a large heat-proof bowl, combine the chow mein noodles, cashews and peanuts; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and syrup is bubbly, stirring frequently. Stir in baking soda; microwave 20 seconds longer or until mixture begins to foam.
  • Carefully pour over chow mein noodle mixture; stir to coat. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 300° for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Spread on waxed paper; cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • Place snack mix in a large bowl. Add candy corn and raisins; gently toss. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 376 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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