Holiday Snack Mix Taste of Home

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by nicoleingermantown

This was in Taste of Home years ago. I have made it for Halloween every year since and sometimes at Christmas also. For Halloween, I use candy corn and Halloween M&Ms. For Christmas, I use those bell shaped candies or anything similar to red/green candy corn and Christmas red and green M&Ms. It is always requested by friends and it will be the first to go in a Bake Sale. Sweet and Salty!

Top Review by Yourrose99

This is so good. A liitle time consuming but excellent! Will make for the holidays!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 11 ounces little pretzel twists
  • 10 12 ounces Ritz crackers, peanut butter mini snack sandwiches
  • 8 ounces Rice Chex
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup butter
  • 12 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 ounces M&M's plain chocolate candy
  • 18 12 ounces candy corn


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Boil over med heat-sugar, butter and corn syrup for 5 minutes, no more, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  3. Pour over pretzel mix and toss to coat.
  4. Put mixture into a greased turkey roasting pan, the bigger the better, and the disposable ones are perfect.
  5. Bake at 250 for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  6. Break apart while warm.
  7. Cool completely and toss with M&Ms and candy corn.

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