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Holiday Chex Mix

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“This recipe is a keeper! It's a great way to use up cereal you may have purchased on sale, and it's such a delicious snack you'll have a hard time stopping. Use any cereal you like (chex, cinnamon toast crunch, life, or whatever you have on hand). I tried this with cheerios, captain crunch, cocoa puffs, raisin bran, and whatever else I could find. My only thought for next time is why not add some miniature marshmallows to the mix? Recipe courtesy of A Thrifty Mom. Serving size is estimated. Thank you!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 cups cereal
  • 2 cups coconut, grated
  • 1 cup almonds, sliced (or use any nuts you prefer)
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light Karo syrup
  • 34 cup butter
  • 1 cup candy cane, dust (chopped)


  1. Mix cereal, almonds, pretzels, and coconut in a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine butter, sugar, and Karo.
  3. Over medium heat melt the butter and blend ingredients together.
  4. Stir while heating, and once it comes to a boil, cook for 2 minutes. Set a timer because if it cooks too long it will be too hard. If it doesn't cook long enough it will be too soft.
  5. Once it has cooked at a full boil for 2 minutes take the mixture off the heat.
  6. Sprinkle in the topped candy canes ( make sure you add them slowly so they don't turn into a large ball).
  7. As you sprinkle in the candy cane, whisk to prevent large lumps.
  8. Pour over the top of the cereal mixture in bowl and stir until all cereal is well coated.
  9. Then pour onto a greased cookie sheet and top with sprinkles if you want.
  10. Let cool, store in a zip lock bag and enjoy!

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