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Pot o’ Gold Snack Mix

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  5 reviews
  • 10 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 20 servings
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This sweet and salty snack mix is a delicious treat for the lucky little ones in your life.

4
cups Lucky Charms™ cereal
2
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
1 1/2
cups broken mini-pretzel twists (about 65 twists)
1
cup dry-roasted peanuts
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter
2
tablespoons corn syrup
1/8
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
cup green mini candy-coated milk chocolate candies

Steps

  • 1 In large microwavable bowl, place cereals, pretzels and peanuts; set aside.
  • 2 In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • 3 Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl every 30 seconds, just until cereal begins to brown. Cool 5 minutes; stir in candies. Spread on waxed paper to cool; break into bite-size pieces. Place in gold foil baking cups if desired. Store in airtight container.
  • 1 In large microwavable bowl, place cereals, pretzels and peanuts; set aside.
  • 2 In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter and corn syrup uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • 3 Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl every 30 seconds, just until cereal begins to brown. Cool 5 minutes; stir in candies. Spread on waxed paper to cool; break into bite-size pieces. Place in gold foil baking cups if desired. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Tiny pretzel sticks can be substituted for the twists.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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