Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by eclairekat

A yummy snack mix that I created for my husband because I couldn't find a mix that did not use corn syrup. This makes a smaller batch than most snack mixes out there.

Top Review by Chef summerlover

My best friend loves the combination of sweet and salty flavours, so when I was invited to 'tag-along' for a 2 day working road trip, I was determined we should have something to munch along the way and this sounded perfect. Needless to say, we loved it! I made a few minor changes to suit my preferences ... 1 1/2 cups each pretzels and peanuts, so I upped the butter to 1/2 cup and the sugar to 2/3 cup. I also used reese pieces instead of M&M's. So-o-o-o-o good! Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine Crixpix, Cheerios, pretzels, and peanuts in a large bowl.
  3. On the stove in a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low heat.
  4. Add the brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to the melted butter.
  5. Cook until butter bubbles slightly.
  6. Pour over the dry mixture and toss (or mix) so that everything is coated evenly.
  7. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake in oven for 8 minutes.
  9. Stir mixture and then bake for another 8 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and spread out onto waxed paper.
  11. Allow mixture to cool, stirring and breaking up pieces as necessary.
  12. Once the mixture is cool, add the M&Ms.

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