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Crunchy Snack Mix with Peanuts

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Makes

7 quarts

This crunchy, nutty snack has mass appeal. Make it during the Christmas season or whenever your family is craving something yummy to munch.—Rose Marie Domeny, Mundelein, Illinois

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Crispix
  • 6 cups Rice Chex
  • 6 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 pound dry roasted peanuts
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a greased roasting pan, combine cereals and peanuts; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat.
  2. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

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