Holiday Snack Mix

1
RC :)

By
@rcrc

This recipe started as Nestlé's Holiday Party Mix many years ago. Easy to modify for any holiday.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Varies by how much you mix in
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 c
    corn chex
  • 5 c
    popped popcorn
  • 1 1/2 c
    dry roasted peanuts, unsalted
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1 stick
    margarine or butter
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • ·
    mix-ins of your choice -- see directions

How to Make Holiday Snack Mix

Step-by-Step

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250. Spray 2 large baking sheets with PAM.
  2. Mix cereal, popcorn, and peanuts in a large bowl or pan.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, combine margarine, brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes without stirring.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda. Mix will get frothy as you stir.
  5. Pour over cereal mix and stir to coat evenly. Turn onto 2 large baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Break apart and add your desired mix-in's. Store in airtight containers.
  7. Mix-In's -- Make your mix-in's fit the holiday. Use as few or as many as you like. Don't choose anything that would make the cereal mix absorb moisture and become soggy, e.g., mini cream filled cookies.
  8. Suggestions for mix-in's - mini Hershey Kisses, mini peanut butter cups, nonpareils, malted milk balls, other small chocolate candies, M&M's, chocolate and white covered pretzels, mini cookies (not sandwich-type), animal crackers, grammy bears, goldfish cookies, candy corn, etc.

Printable Recipe Card

About Holiday Snack Mix

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American



Show 1 Comment & Review

24 Italian Restaurant-Quality Recipes to Make at Home

24 Italian Restaurant-Quality Recipes to Make at Home


What’s for dinner? Italian, but you’re not heading to your favorite restaurant. Tonight’s restaurant-quality Italian meal is going to be made at home. We’re sharing classic Italian recipes like chicken marsala and eggplant rollatini. There are classics with a twist, such as stuffed chicken Parmesan. And for dessert? Tiramisu, cannolis, and New York Cheesecake are on […]

Pancakes Your Family Will Flip For

Pancakes Your Family Will Flip For


Simple to make, a batch of pancakes is an easy homemade breakfast. A tall stack of fluffy pancakes with butter and drizzled with maple syrup, we can’t think of a better way to start the weekend. It’s a meal everyone will wake up for. So, get out your skillet or heat up a pan. Whether […]

18 Decadent Chocolate Desserts

18 Decadent Chocolate Desserts


Chocolate desserts are very popular around Valentine’s Day. But let’s be real… they’re delicious year-round. From rich chocolate truffles to sinful chocolate mousse and molten cakes, we’ve curated a list of chocolate desserts guaranteed to turn a bad day around and satisfy any craving. If your true love is chocolate, these 18 decadent chocolate desserts […]