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Easy Coconut Caramel Snack Mix

Easy Coconut Caramel Snack Mix is deliciously fun treat. A simple combination of Chex and Cheerios cereal, peanuts, and candy are tossed with a sweet coconut caramel glaze. The perfect snack to munch on when the craving strikes! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel snack mix, chex mix, snack mix
Servings: 23
Calories: 296kcal

Ingredients

  • 11 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 4 cups Cinnamon Cheerios cereal
  • 2 cups honey-roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup toasted coconut chips
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cups coconut sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I used pink Himalayan salt, but any kind will work)
  • cup mini M&M’s candies  
  • 1⅓ cups Caramel M&M’s candies  

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.  Line two large baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix Rice Chex, Cinnamon Cheerios, peanuts, coconut chips, and almonds. Set  aside. 
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add coconut sugar and heavy cream and whisk until sugar has dissolved.  
  • Continue to cook, whisking frequently, until mixture is smooth and slightly thickened, about 7-8  minutes. The mixture will become darker in color, bubbly, and will smell like caramel. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. (The coconut sugar makes this caramel sauce darker in color than other caramel sauces. It will not be very thick, which is what we want to  make it easier to stir and coat all of the cereal mixture.) Pour caramel mixture over cereal mixture and toss until everything is evenly coated. 
  • Spread snack mix evenly onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 30-45 minutes, stirring gently every 15 minutes. 
  • Let the snack mix cool slightly while still on the baking sheets, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle mini M&M’s and caramel M&M’s over snack mix and toss gently to combine. Let cool completely, about 10 minutes. 

Notes

  • Store snack mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days.
  • See my tips and tricks for making this Easy Coconut Caramel Snack Mix.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 6mg