Maple-Glazed Snack Mix

From the Taste of Home website (original online), this sweet snack mix is a nice alternative to the more traditional (and savory) Chex party mix we usually have around the holidays. The recipe makes 7½ cups.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Honey-Nut Cheerios
  • 1 cup miniature pretzels
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereals, pretzels and pecans.
  2. In a small microwave-safe dish, combine maple syrup and butter.
  3. Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds or until butter is melted.
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  6. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

Variations

  • Vary the ingredients to your taste, using different cereals or nuts. Apple Cinnamon Cheerios might make a nice substitute, for instance, and peanuts or walnuts could easily stand in for the pecans.

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