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Chocolate Pecan Pie Snack Mix

My crowd-pleasing party mix is buttery, chocolaty and nutty. The recipe yields a party-size 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 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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  • sstetzel
    Jun 4, 2019

    I found the chocolate Chex at Walmart, this snack came together super-easy. Hubby devoured it in a day LOL.

  • randcbruns
    Jun 3, 2019

    Couldn't find chocolate Chex but I doubled the honey nut. I used white chocolate chips and this was amazing.

  • shawnba
    May 27, 2019

    I totally echo the sentiments of the previous review!! This is really good!! The only change I made was to use cinnamon Chex in place of the honey nut Chex, my store doesn’t carry the honey nut version. This is sure to become a family favorite. VFE

  • MarineMom_texas
    May 25, 2019

    If I say AWESOME or ADDICTIVE, would you believe me? It is all of those things and more. This recipe is sooooo good. I started to halve the recipe but in the end made the entire recipe and so glad I did. I made no changes. It is beyond excellent. Can you tell that I highly recommend this recipe as I munch on more while typing this? Go as fast as you can and make this recipe but I warn you, you won’t be able to stay out of it. Volunteer Field Editor