Monster Munch

Monster Munch

A touch of pumpkin spice hints at Halloween in this sweet-and-salty snack mix.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

9

servings

4
cups Chex® cereal
4
cups popped microwave popcorn
1
cup honey-roasted cashews
1
cup roasted salted pumpkin seeds
1/4
cup butter or margarine
6
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1
cup candy corn
  1. In 4-quart microwavable bowl, mix cereal, popcorn, cashews and pumpkin seeds; set aside.
  2. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla uncovered on High about 2 minutes or until mixture is boiling, stirring after 1 minute; stir in pumpkin pie spice. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave 5 to 6 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up.
  4. Stir in candy corn. Store in airtight container.
Makes 9 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Package serving-size portions of this crunchy munch in plastic bags printed with Halloween patterns or designs.
Experiment with different flavors of Chex® cereal to find your favorite.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 430mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 57g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 34g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.