Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix

"Cleaned out the pantry and this is what I came up with. My kids love anything with cinnamon sugar and really enjoyed this."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins


  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 15 cups Life Cereal or 15 cups cinnamon Life Cereal
  • 4 cups pretzel twists or 4 cups pretzel sticks
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon (yes, tablespoons)
  • 1 12 cups dried apples, chopped
  • 2 cups raisins or 2 cups dried sweetened cranberries


  • In a very large bowl, combine the cereal and pretzels.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the cereal mixture with butter; toss.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture; toss well.
  • Put in a large roasting pan and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, stir in dried fruits.
  • Cool and store in an airtight container.

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  1. This is baking right now and it smells great also tried some before it went in and it was good too. I did a half batch and used plain Corn Chex and O cereal because it's what I had on hand and also used two cookie sheets instead of a roaster. I did have to cut back on the cinnamon a bit because we thought the sugar mix was getting a bit strong. Four stars stars since I needed to alter the seasoning but I think if you like cinnamon a lot the original would be good for you.
  2. This is a great recipe, but I think it could be made even better with some minor adjustments. When I make this again, and I will, I plan to use an even mixture of Chex, Kix, and Honey Comb cereals, along with some pecan or walnut pieces, and I will boost the amounts of butter and the cinnamon-sugar coating by half as I didn't think there was quite enough. I did not use a roasting pan, but spread the mixture out on two cookie sheets and baked for 45 minutes, rotating sheets after 20 minutes or so and only stirring a couple of times. Overall, this is a great recipe and I'm glad you shared it. When I make this again with the adjustments I mentioned, I promise I will update my review to tell whether or not the flavor is exactly where I want it to be.



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