Monster Munch

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

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.

Expert 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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
50%;
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.