Nancy's Sweet and Spicy Mix

Cari Bower


I always make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. I have to double the batch because it does not last.
Also makes a great Homemade Christmas gift.

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6 Cups
15 Min
15 Min


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6 c
kellogg's crispix cereal
1 c
pecans unsalted
1 c
pretzels (any shape)
3/4 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 1/2 stick

How to Make Nancy's Sweet and Spicy Mix


  • 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and set aside. (You can use the butter wrapper or nonstick spray.) Or, for easier cleanup, line the pan with parchment.
  • 2Pour the cereal, pecans and pretzels into a 3-quart or larger bowl or cooking pot and toss to mix.
  • 3In a small saucepan, begin melting the butter over medium-high heat. Stir in the brown sugar, and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook at a moderate boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and pour at once over the cereal mix. Toss lightly to coat the mix as well as possible.
  • 4Pour the cereal mix into the baking pan and bake, uncovered, for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir gently, and then continue to bake 8 minutes more. Remove from the oven and allow the mix to cool to room temperature (in the pan), about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 5Keeps for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container or tin.

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About Nancy's Sweet and Spicy Mix

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #crispix

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