Caramel Corn Snack Mix

Once you start eating this candy-coated popcorn, pretzel and cereal mixture, it's almost impossible to stop.


  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 4 cups oven-toasted rice cereal squares
  • 2 cups miniature pretzel twists
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Combine popcorn, cereal, pretzels and pecans in Rectangular Lid/Bowl. Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in (2-qt.) Saucepan. Cook and stir with Bamboo Spoon over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil over entire surface. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook without stirring 5 minutes. (Mixture should continue to bubble gently over surface.) Remove saucepan from heat. Quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda, stirring carefully. Pour over popcorn mixture in Lid/Bowl, stirring until well coated. Bake 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Transfer popcorn mixture to large piece of Parchment Paper. Cool completely, breaking mixture into clusters as it cools.


  • 15 cups  servings of 1 cup

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 220, Fat 11 g, Sodium 290 mg, Dietary Fiber less than 1 g

Cook's Tips:

You can use a microwave popcorn product to shorten your preparation time. A reduced fat (light or natural) type of popcorn will produce the crispiest results in this snack mix.

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