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Pecan-Praline Snack Mix

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 2 mins
Other time 10 mins
Yield 21 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Once this sweet-and-salty treat is completely cool, divide it into 1/2-cup portions, and store it in snack-size zip-top plastic bags. This offers portion control and a prepackaged on-the-go snack in one easy step. Prep: 8 minutes; Cook: 1 hour and 2 minutes; Other: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups crispy corn-cereal squares (such as Corn Chex) or criss-cross of corn and rice cereal (such as Crispix)
  • 3 cups tiny pretzel twists
  • 3 cups honey-flavored bear-shaped graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons light stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 166
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 4.5 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • protein 2.1 g
  • carbohydrate 31.7 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 266 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a foil-lined roasting pan coated with cooking spray.

  3. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until sugar and butter melt, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt. Immediately pour syrup mixture evenly over cereal mixture, tossing quickly to coat well.

  4. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread warm snack mix in a single layer on wax paper to cool. Break cooled snack mix apart. Store in an airtight container.

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