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Baked Snack Mix

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Ingredients:
  • 1 box (18 cups) Rice Chex (generic is fine)
  • 8 cups popped Popcorn
  • 3 cups Mixed nuts
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 2 cups of each kind of chocolate chips or other candies.

Directions:

Whatever desired.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease large roasting pan. Mix cereal, popped corn, and nuts in roaster. Combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, without stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture will foam up). Pour evenly over cereal mixture, stir to coat evenly.

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Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan, stirring frequently to break apart mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips/candies. Store in an airtight container.

Note: The original recipe was for half this amount. The doubled version fills a large roaster. You can use peanuts instead of mixed nuts and chocolate covered pretzels with the chocolate chips, if desired. I like adding more candies (Different kinds of M&M's are especially good, as is candy corn in the fall.) The best thing about this recipe is that it's so flexible. Just add to suit your favorites!

By Robin

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