Praline Crunch Snack Mix - The perfect balance of salty, sweet, and crunchy! Not to mention it's extremely addictive. Beware!

Praline Crunch Snack Mix

Praline Crunch Snack Mix is the perfect balance of salty, sweet, and crunchy! Not to mention (warning) it’s extremely addictive. Beware!

Every time I walked into the kitchen my husband had his hand in the container and a mouth full of crunchy goodness.

Praline Crunch Snack Mix

Crispix cereal and pecans in a glass bowl

How to make Praline Crunch Snack Mix

This is basically Crispix Chex mix with caramel and pecans. It’s so easy to make you just might want to double the recipe.

Some people use oatmeal squares. Instead, we prefer the Crispix lighter texture.

Preheat the oven to 250ºF.  Lightly coat a baking sheet or roasting pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the cereal and pecans.

brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a saucepan

Place a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the dark brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Praline Crunch Snack Mix - The perfect balance of salty, sweet, and crunchy! Not to mention it's extremely addictive. Beware!

Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and baking soda.

Pour over the cereal mixture and stir to coat evenly.

Spread the mixture evenly in the baking pan.

closeup of the Praline Crunch Snack Mix in a white serving bowl

Bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.

closeup of the Praline Crunch Snack Mix in a white serving bowl

Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Once cooled, break into pieces and serve.

This is the perfect sweet and salty afternoon snack. It’s also great to take to parties and gatherings and give as gifts!

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Praline Crunch Snack Mix - The perfect balance of salty, sweet, and crunchy! Not to mention it's extremely addictive. Beware!

Praline Crunch Snack Mix Recipe

Praline Crunch Snack Mix – The perfect balance of salty, sweet, and crunchy! Not to mention it’s extremely addictive. Beware!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispix, mix, pecan, praline
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 215kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients
 

  • 8 cups Crispix cereal
  • 2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 250ºF. Lightly coat a baking sheet or roasting pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cereal and pecans.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture, tossing gently to coat evenly.
  • Pour cereal mixture in the pan and spread out evenly. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Pour onto wax or parchment paper to cool. Break into pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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9 Comments

  1. The Praline Crunch recipe for Crispix that I have suggested using a large sauce pan because it bubbles up when adding the Baking Soda. I made a batch and it didn’t even fizz / no bubbles at all. So I bought all new ingredients. Made it again with the same non-fizzing, no bubbling results. What might the problem be?

    1. Baking soda is meant to produce bubbles when mixed with an acidic ingredient. Check baking soda by dripping a few drops of vinegar or lemon juice onto a small amount (1/4 teaspoon) of baking soda. The baking soda should bubble vigorously. If you don’t see a lot of bubbles, it’s time to replace your baking soda.
      With that being said there is no “acid” in their recipe, nor mine. So you won’t get a vigorous reaction but it will bubble a little, enough that you will notice it. It should look like the second picture in our post. I hope this helps.

  2. Well YUM! Made this tonight and it is just wonderful. I added a tsp of curry powder because I love curry in a sweet snack mix, and seasoned very lightly with salt and pepper while tossing. I used golden syrup since we avoid corn syrup and it worked grandly. My syrup foamed up quite a bit, maybe from the curry and golden syrup, but it was a lovely mixture. We are going to devour this stuff! Definitely a keeper.5 stars

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