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Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix – One of my absolute weaknesses is a sweet and salty snack mix. This Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix fit that bill.
Who Wouldn’t Love a Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix?
Seriously, am I the only one who can inhale snack mix like it’s going out of style? Put a bowl of sweet or salty mix in front of me and it’ll disappear faster than my daughter when I tell her it’s time to clean her bathroom.
As much as I enjoy a savory mix, sweet mixes are where it’s at for me. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. #sugarismylifesource
And where there is sugar, there should be cinnamon. <–that should be a t-shirt or something.
Let’s break down my favorite components of snack mix, shall we?
First, there needs to be some crunchy components. My two favorites to use are pretzels and cereal. Both are great filler and add some great sweet and salty flavor.
There needs to be chocolate, obviously. I mean no snack mix should come without candy, am I right? And no, raisins do not count as the “candy” component. (I’ll deal with raisins if I’m eating trail mix, but I like making my own mix so I can leave them far, far away in the back of my pantry where they belong.)
The third component to any good mix, IMO, are nuts. My favorite nuts to add are almonds. I could live on almonds – I eat them almost every day. For this mix I used Blue Diamond Almonds. They’re my favorite!
I remember when I was a kid, my mom would go grocery shopping every week. She’d leave with her ads in hand, items circled, notes written in the margins. She’d come home an hour later, honk the horn, and we’d help her unload the bags and then the treasure hunting would begin. What fun things came home from the store???
My favorite weeks were when the small cans of Blue Diamond Almonds made an appearance. My dad and I would attack the can and it would be gone in no time. Then we’d be sad, because we’d have to wait a whole week before shopping day came again.
Luckily I do my own shopping now so I can buy almonds whenever I want. And Blue Diamond makes fun flavored almonds, like Honey Roasted Cinnamon. You guys, I almost had no more almonds to put in this mix because I was inhaling them so fast. You know those cinnamon sugar almonds they sell at the fair? The ones that come in cones? These taste like those, without all the coating. Seriously. And they sell them at the grocery store!
Super Easy Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix
Anyway, the Honey Roasted Cinnamon Almonds are the perfect addition to this Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix. This mix is also super easy to make and way easier to eat.
You simply toss pretzels and cereal pieces (I used Cinnamon Chex) with melted butter and cinnamon sugar. Then you bake the mix for about 18 minutes, stirring after 10. Let it cool then add the almonds and M&Ms and you have a mix everyone will love.
This Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix is kind of a like a churro. Only better.
This Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix would be perfect for a party, a bake sale, or a road trip. Or a random Tuesday. <–Definitely that. The cinnamon and sugar mixed with the salty pretzels and the sweet cereal is fantastic, especially with the almonds and candy!
What do you love in your snack mix?
Cinnamon Sugar Snack Mix
- 4 cups mini pretzel twists
- 3 cups Cinnamon Cereal such as Chex
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup M&Ms
- 16 ounces Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Cinnamon Almonds
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Place melted butter in a large bowl. Add pretzels and cereal, toss to coat. Add sugar and cinnamon, toss again to coat. Pour onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, stirring after 10. Let cool.
- Once the mix is cool, toss with M&Ms and almonds. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
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Last Updated on August 21, 2018
I followed the recipe and stirred the cereal-pretzel mixture after 10 min in the oven, and put the timer on for another 8 minutes. At about minute 4 or 5, I smelled something burning and opened the oven to find the mixture browned/burnt. The batch was ruined!
I am sorry that happened – it shouldn’t have done that. Possibly mine was more cramped than yours when baking? It shouldn’t have burned that fast. Is your oven temp correct?
I put my cookie sheet lined with parchment in @ 350F. It started to burn and smoke within 5 minutes!
What is my problem? I checked the oven temp with a thermometer and it was right on. Had to fish out the scorched pretzels and Chex.
Hope there’ll be enough to fill a container for a gift for the yong lads next door.
Are you sure it was parchment? My husband did that with wax paper once and it did exactly that.
The recipe calls for 16oz of almonds, but I’m only seeing that they come in 6oz containers. Do you really use almost 3 containers in one batch?
I think it is supposed to be 1 6 ounce container.
If you left a big bowl of this snack mix in front of me, it’d be gone in 2.34534 minutes. I’m waiting for dinner to cook right now, but I’d totally eat this for dinner instead 😉
Pretty much mine was gone in that same time period!! 🙂
I could devour this in a hot minute!