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Caramel Chex Mix

This wonderfully crunchy snack is loaded with cereal, pretzels and nuts—and coated with a not-too-sweet brown sugar mixture. Package this up as gifts, or set out a bowl at your party and watch it disappear by the handful. —Samantha Moyer, Oskaloosa, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 quarts


  • 2 cups each Rice Chex, Corn Chex and Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 cups salted cashews
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the cereal, pretzels and nuts. In a small saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  • Spread into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Stir; bake 6 minutes longer. Transfer to waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 383 calories, 27g fat (8g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • kimspacc
    Dec 28, 2020

    This is a simple-to-make and versatile mix that can be easily adjusted with favorite add-ins.

  • Kay
    Feb 10, 2020

    Love this recipe and so did my family and co-workers! It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty. I baked half on a shiny silver cookie sheet and half on a nonstick dark cookie sheet, I would lower the temperature if using the nonstick dark sheet it browned up too much. This recipe is a keeper for sure!

  • Sharon
    Jul 21, 2019

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