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nancy's sweet and spicy mix

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cari Bower
West Bend, WI

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.

(1 rating)
yield 6 Cups
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nancy's sweet and spicy mix

  • 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

  • 1
    Preheat 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.
  • 2
    Pour the cereal, pecans and pretzels into a 3-quart or larger bowl or cooking pot and toss to mix.
  • 3
    In 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.
  • 4
    Pour 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.
  • 5
    Keeps for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container or tin.

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