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Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

When you are craving something sweet but slightly salty just reach for this Sweet and Salty Snack Mix. This amazing snack is a sweet and crunchy blend of cereal mixed with the salty perfection of pretzels. It makes an unbelievable flavor combination.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 Cups Wheat Chex Cereal
  • 2 Cups Cheerios Cereal
  • 2 Cups Pretzels
  • 1 Cup Peanuts or Cashews optional
  • ½ cup Light corn syrup
  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • ½ Cup Butter sweet cream aka. salted butter
  • ¼ tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Instructions

Oven Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ
  • Mix the cereal, pretzels, and nuts together in a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan melt butter, sugar, and corn syrup, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil and then without stirring boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. It will bubble up a little bit as you stir.
  • Pour sugar mixture over cereal and mix well to coat evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Let it cool completely. As it is cooling down stir several times to break up the pieces. Store in an air tight container.

Microwave Directions

  • In a large microwave safe bowl mix together butter, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Stir in soda and vanilla. It will bubble up a little bit as you stir.
  • Add in the cereal, pretzels and nuts and mix well to coat evenly.
  • Microwave for 5 to 6 minutes, stopping to stir every minute, until the cereal just begins to brown.
  • Let it cool completely. As it is cooling down stir several times to break up the pieces. Store in an air tight container.