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Nothing Beats A Sweet ‘N Salty Snack Mix Combo

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Nothing Beats A Sweet ‘N Salty Snack Mix Combo

Sweet ‘N Salty Snack Mix

Hello, my name is Dana, and I’m a chex mix-aholic. Lol! All kidding aside, Chex Mix has been a fave of mine since, well, forever (the original flavor, especially!)

Because I’m such a fan the salty-sweet combination, I decided to create my own, using Chex Mix as a kind of “snack template”. This version has a perfect ratio of savory to sweet, packed with Chex Mix, Bugles, nuts and some M&Ms as a sweet bonus.

The results?

Well, I can’t stop eating it. I made it for our end of season league party that I hosted last month. It was such a nice balance to all of the other goodies, and it’s the perfect nibble when you’ve got a cold beer or a glass of champagne in your hand.

Everyone at the party wanted the recipe, so I thought I’d share it with y’all :-)

sweet n salty mix

Sweet 'N Salty Snack Mix

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A colorful bowlful of sweet-n-salty yumminess to share with your teammates and opponents!
Category league snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 servings


  • 4 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 4 cups Bugles original flavor
  • 1 cup salted pretzels mini
  • 1 cup pecans halved
  • ¾ cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • ½ cup butter salted
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • ½ tsp sea salt fine
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 5 ½ cups M&M candies plain


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large roasting pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine corn snacks, cereal, pretzels and pecans in prepared pan; set aside.
  • Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour syrup mixture over cereal mixture in pan; toss to coat.
  • Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until coating is set. Remove from oven; stir.
  • Spread mixture onto waxed paper. Cool completely; stir in chocolate pieces. Break into pieces.
  • Store in container with tight-fitting lid for up to 1 week.


This can be made the night before your match. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container.
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4.5 USTA rated/open champion level tennis player, vegan, fitness freak, animal lover, and smart ass who firmly believes that champagne is anathema for all ills. Right now I'm either up to my eyeballs in paint swatches and fabric samples, or kicking some butt on a tennis court (hopefully the latter).

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