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Monster Munch

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 9 servings
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A touch of pumpkin spice hints at Halloween in this sweet-and-salty snack mix.

Ingredients

4
cups Chex™ cereal
4
cups popped microwave popcorn
1
cup honey-roasted cashews
1
cup roasted salted pumpkin seeds
1/4
cup butter or margarine
6
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1
cup candy corn

Steps

  • 1 In 4-quart microwavable bowl, mix cereal, popcorn, cashews and pumpkin seeds; set aside.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla uncovered on High about 2 minutes or until mixture is boiling, stirring after 1 minute; stir in pumpkin pie spice. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • 3 Microwave 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up.
  • 4 Stir in candy corn. Store in airtight container.
  • 1 In 4-quart microwavable bowl, mix cereal, popcorn, cashews and pumpkin seeds; set aside.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla uncovered on High about 2 minutes or until mixture is boiling, stirring after 1 minute; stir in pumpkin pie spice. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • 3 Microwave 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up.
  • 4 Stir in candy corn. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Package serving-size portions of this crunchy munch in plastic bags printed with Halloween patterns or designs.

Experiment with different flavors of Chex® cereal to find your favorite.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
57g
19%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
34g
34%
Protein
12g
12%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
50%
50%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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