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Chocolate Pecan Pie Snack Mix

My crowd-pleasing party mix is buttery, chocolaty and nutty. The recipe yields a party-sized portion, but I recommend keeping it covered so it doesn’t disappear before the event. —Annette Niemiec, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 quarts

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Rice Chex
  • 4 cups Chocolate Chex
  • 4 cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine cereals and pecans. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Whisk in baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  • Cook the cereal mixture in batches on high in a microwave-safe bowl for 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets to cool completely. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cereal mixture; refrigerate until set.
  • Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 350 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.
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