Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I made this snack mix for a Parent's Weekend get-together for my daughter's sorority and it was a hit. It's easy to make and you can substitute any of the snacks. I lined my pan with parchment paper and was glad I did! I put individual servings in fall goodie bags so that it was easy for guests to take their own bag. The recipe comes from a junior league cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 1/2 ounce) boxritz peanut butter sandwich crackers
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 (12 ounce) bagmini pretzel sticks or 1 (12 ounce) bag pretzel twists
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup butter
  • 12 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (10 ounce) packageregular M&M's


  1. Combine the crackers, peanuts, and pretzels in a large roasting pan.
  2. Heat the sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Stir in the vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cracker mixture, stirring to coat well.
  3. Bake at 250º for 45 minutes, stirring the mixture every 15 minutes.
  4. Remove to waxed paper to let cook completely.
  5. Add the M&M's.
  6. Break up mixture into small pieces if necessary.


Most Helpful

This was very good. I had to put the mixture in the fridge as it cooled because it wasn't hardening .

oceansdust March 08, 2012

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