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Sweet and Salty Snack Mix
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5 from 2 votes

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

A sweet and salty praline-like coating adds addictive crunch to this snack mix. It makes a great snack for a crowd or stores nicely to give as a gift.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


  • 6 cups Cereal (any mix will work)
  • 2 cups Pretzels
  • 1 1/2 cups Chopped Pecans
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ⁄2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt


  • Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Spray a large sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cereal, pretzels and pecans.
  • In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Microwave until butter melts, about 1 minute. Continue microwaving in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until mixture is smooth and begins to boil. Stir in vanilla, baking soda and salt.
  • Pour syrup over cereal mixture. Stir to coat. (I find it easier to mix this by hand, so I let it cool slightly and then mix.)
  • Spread cereal over sheet pan and bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely. Once cooled, gently break cereal apart. Store, covered, at room temperature for up to a week.