Monster Munch

A touch of pumpkin spice hints at Halloween in this sweet-and-salty snack mix.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 9

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    430mg
    430%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    57g
    57%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    34g
    34%
    ),
    Protein
    12g
    12%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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