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Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 32 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


This sweet and salty snack mix is the perfect addition to any gathering.


Units Scale
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 6 cups mini pretzels
  • 2 cups salted cashew halves & pieces
  • 2 cups roasted & salted almonds
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • salt to taste
  • (2) 10.7 ounce packages M&M'S® Peanut Red, White, and Blue Candies


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rice cereal, pretzels, cashews, and almonds. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  4. Allow mixture to boil for one minute then remove from heat for one additional minute.
  5. Pour butter mixture over snack mix and stir to coat thoroughly.
  6. Spread snack mix in a single layer on the baking sheets and allow to cool completely.
  7. Break mix apart as necessary and toss with M&M'S® Peanut Red, White, and Blue Candies.
  8. Store in an airtight container up to three days.

Keywords: sweet, salty, snack mix

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