Close up of Crispix snack mix loaded with m&ms and peanuts sitting on a green napkin dotted with spilled snack mix
4.84 from 12 votes

Addictive Caramel Crispix Snack Mix

This Addictive Caramel Crispix Snack Mix is so good! One batch of this caramel glazed snack mix will feed a crowd that no one can resist!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 25 servings
Author Julie Menghini


  • 18 oz Crispix cereal Rice chex also work
  • 1 lb peanuts salted or lightly salted
  • 1 lb M&M candies or chocolate coated candy pieces
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup I used Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 brown paper bags grocery bag size


  • Place one paper bag inside the other and pour cereal, peanuts, and M&M candies into it.
  • Add brown sugar, butter, Karo syrup and salt to a large saucepan.  Boil for 1-1/2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda.  Be careful because the mixture will foam up and be very hot.  Pour into the paper bag over the cereal mixture.
  • Roll the top of the bag down and shake to distribute the sugar mixture throughout the cereal mixture.  Heat bag in the microwave on high for 1 minute.  Remove and reshake.  Return to the microwave for a total of 3 times.
  • Spread out on rimmed cookie sheets to dry for a couple hours or overnight.  Occasionally break up the mix.  Store dried mix in an airtight container.


Alternately, this mix can be made in a large microwave-safe bowl. 


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 7.3mg
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