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Sweet and Crunchy Snack Mix



  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut butter into slices and place in large roasting pan. Place in oven for one minute until butter melts.
  3. Stir in brown sugar well.
  4. Add other ingredients individually, stirring well, but somewhat gently, after each addition. Bake for one hour, stirring well every 15 minutes.
  5. Cool. (See notes.)


If you are not gluten free, you can actually use Crispix, but gluten-free readers, please know that Crispix is not gluten free because it contains barley in the form of malt flavoring. If you know of another square, crispy cereal that you can safely eat, you can substitute that for the Chex. I usually use Ener-G Foods small pretzel twists because they are just the right size, as well as nice and crunchy. I use one whole bag of their product. I open two brown paper grocery bags, inside surface exposed (one on top of the other), on the counter. I pour the mix onto the bags and spread out for cooling. This method also helps absorb excess butter. I haven’t yet tried it, but I think this mix could be wonderful if made with coconut oil instead of butter. I’m sure it would also work with non-dairy butter equivalents like Earth Balance. This recipe makes a lot so you’ll need to halve it if you don’t have a large roasting pan or similar baking pan to bake the snack mix in. I highly recommend that your baking pan have high sides.Adapted from Taste of Home magazine.

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