Critter Crunch

"From Taste of Home. I made this for one of my children's birthday parties as it seemed like it would be a real kid-pleaser. I think the adults ate more of it than the kids did, though!"
photo by Color Guard Mom photo by Color Guard Mom
photo by Color Guard Mom
Ready In:
8 cups




  • In a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until butter is melted; mix well.
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Add butter mixture and toss to coat.
  • Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake,uncovered, at 300 for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: about 8 cups.

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  1. Susie D
    This was made for a party snack table and served in a big glass jar. I doubled the butter, brown sugar, & cinnamon, but honestly dumped selected items into the bowl for coating. I used two kinds of chex, two flavors of teddy grahams, pretzel sticks, and sliced almonds. After baking mini marshmallows and s'more flavored candy corn were added. The mix has a sweet cinnamon-y taste & we called it "snickerdoodle crunch" to fit the party theme. Thank you for sharing the recipe! :-)
  2. Bobtail
    Just had this at work today! I really loved the flavors, loved the sweetness!
  3. catgirl1
    Amazing, i used your recipe for a bbq that was both little kids and adults. good thing I made extra because I had to keep my family away the night before and ther it was the hit of the party! I printed off recipes and you now have many fans!
  4. chefladymom
    I got this recipe from Taste of Home, too. It's great for the kids, but I like it too. It's a favorite for sleepovers around here.
  5. Color Guard Mom
    I can see this being a hit for kiddos - younger than mine. I know my little niece would really like it. My hubby and two teen boys thought it needed something more - more like a Chex Mix spice than the sugary cinnamon taste. I thought it was good and pretty much what I expected. I added some raisins, since I love raisins. I changed the shredded wheat cereal to Wheat Chex cereal. I do recommend this for those with smaller kids. Thanks for posting!


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