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Red, White and Blue Crunch Mix

My colorful snack mix makes a festive treat for a large group or potluck or even to bring as a grab-and-go snack for a parade. I took it to my school’s faculty lounge once and it was gone before recess! You can use different colored candy disks for various occasions. —Bonnie Darr, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    11 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Crispix
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 4 cups pretzel sticks, broken
  • 1 package (11 ounces) Kraft caramel bits
  • 4 cups white candy coating disks
  • 1 cup red candy coating disks
  • 1 cup blue candy coating disks

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cereals, peanuts, pretzels and caramel bits.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave white candy coating at 50% power for 1 minute; stir. Cook at additional 20- to 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to two waxed paper-lined baking sheets. In a microwave, melt red and blue candy coating disks in separate bowls; drizzle over snack mix. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This festive mix can be tailored to different holidays by switching up the color of the candy coating disks.
  • If you haven't tried caramel bits yet—they're wonderful! How can you go wrong with little round pieces of caramel (and you don't even have to unwrap them)?
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/2 cup: 483 calories, 25g fat (17g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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    • Barbie
      May 15, 2020

      If there is no photo, I bypass the recipe immediately. I can't understand why there was no photo?