Test Kitchens Director Elizabeth Luckett stirs up this snack mix every year and passes it out to all her neighbors and friends. She likes the recipe because it makes a lot and uses entire packages of cereals and crackers.
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large roasting pan. Stir together butter and remaining 5 ingredients; pour over cereal mixture, and toss well.
Cover and bake at 225° for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 1 more hour, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
Note: We baked the snack mix in a 16" x 12" roasting pan and the pan was full. You can use 2 smaller roasting pans, but keep in mind the baking time will be less.
Christmas with Southern Living 2002
This is absolutely delicious.
It is the staple every Christmas by request.