Almond Snack Mix

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by bmcnichol

A yummy snack mix my family enjoys.

Top Review by Pale Rose

I can't really rate this since I made a lot of changes! I found out, after I had already started the recipe, that I didn't have quite enough corn syrup on hand. So I wound up using about 1/2 cup corn syrup and 1/2 cup of honey. Then I replaced the Rice Chex cereal with popcorn! Then, to crisp the popcorn, I baked it for 30 minutes or more (I wasn't paying complete attention) and stirred it every 10 minutes (every 5 towards the end). Anyway, we loved it, so thanks! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (17 5/8 ounce) package Rice Chex
  • 2 34 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sugar (I use Splenda)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 34 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Place cereal and almonds in a bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 250° to 266° (hard-ball stage).
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in extract.
  5. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well.
  6. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets and cool.
  7. Break apart.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

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