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Frito Snack Mix

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 12 1x
  • Category Category: Snack Mix
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Snack
Frito Snack mix on a baking sheet with M&Ms, Fritos, pretzels, and chex cereal

Description:

These easy salty/sweet snack mix sounds crazy but is over the top delicious!


Ingredients:

  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag of Fritos
  • 2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 2 cups Pretzel Twists
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts.  I used walnuts, but peanuts, cashews or mixed nuts would work great
  • 1 cup of mini M&Ms
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine Fritos, Chex, Pretzels and nuts.  Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan melt sugar, butter and corn syrup over medium heat.  Let mixture come to a boil and then boil for 4 minutes without stirring.
  4. Remove from heat and pour over Frito mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
  5. Transfer mix to a large roasting pan and bake for 8 minutes.  Remove to stir and bake for an additional 8 minutes.
  6. When done baking transfer to a wax paper lined counter and let cool completely breaking large clumps.
  7. Sprinkle M&Ms on top when the mixture is warm but not hot so the M&Ms stick to the caramel.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes:

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 7 days.

Keywords:: cookies and cups, snack mix, fritos

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