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Sweet & Salty Party Mix

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour + cooling


16 servings (3/4 cup each)

My husband doesn't like traditional party mixes because he thinks they’re too salty or sweet. He calls this one his favorite—it’s just right. —Jackie Burns, Kettle Falls, Washington
Sweet & Salty Party Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups each Corn Chex, Rice Chex and Wheat Chex
  • 3 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Place cereal, pretzels, cranberries and almonds in a greased 6-qt. slow cooker; toss to combine. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Drizzle over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 1 hour, stirring halfway through cooking. Spread onto waxed paper; cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 288 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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