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linda's sweet party mix

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Recipe by
Diane Springs
Jefferson City, MO

This recipe comes from Linda Bohrer, who shared it with me at a BUNCO party when I couldn't keep my hands out of the party mix! It's delicious and I can't wait to try it!

(1 rating)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For linda's sweet party mix

  • 8 c
    corn chex cereal
  • 8 c
    rice chex cereal
  • 4 c
    pretzel knots
  • 2 c
    sliced almonds
  • 2 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 stick
    melted butter
  • 3/4 c
    light karo syrup
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    cranberries, or craisins
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    almond extract (very important)

How To Make linda's sweet party mix

  • 1
    Combine everything dry and set aside in something large!
  • 2
    In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and syrup. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until gently boiling. Let it boil for 5 minutes without stirring. BE sure your pan is pretty large....the mixture grows!
  • 3
    Remove from heat and add soda and Almond Extract. Stir well at this point.
  • 4
    Pour sugar mixture over cereal mixture, coating well. Pour into a large pan.
  • 5
    Bake at 300 for 15 minutes. Stir mixture and bake five more minutes.
  • 6
    Remove from oven and stir in dry cranberries. Spread on large buttered piece of foil, or wax paper. Let cool. Break into pieces and store in airtight container. FYI....chuckle....1/2 cup....157 calories!

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