Holiday Snack Mix

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 5:49 pm
By: News 9

Holiday Snack Mix

1 bag pretzel twists

6 cups Rice Chex*

2 cups cashews*

1 cup pecans*

1 bag Fritos*

1 bag Holiday M&M's

1 bag white chocolate snowflake pretzels*

1 cup brown sugar, packed*


1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 stick unsalted butter*

1/2 cup corn syrup (light or dark)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large saucepan over medium heat bring the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and corn syrup to a gentle boil for one minute. Stir the mixture till it comes to a boil. In a large mixing bowl combine the pretzels, rice Chex cereal, pretzels and nuts. Pour the sugar mixture over the cereal mixture and stir to coat. Carefully pour the cereal mixture onto the lined parchment baking sheets. Make sure and spread evenly and bake for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, toss the mixture to ensure the snack mix evenly browns. Remove from the oven and allow the mixture to cool. Once the mixture has cooled completely, add the M & M's. For Christmas time pickup white chocolate covered pretzel snowflakes at Braum's and place them in the mix too! Place in an airtight container to store or give as a gift.