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Monster Munch

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Monster Munch
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 9
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A touch of pumpkin spice hints at Halloween in this sweet-and-salty snack mix.
Updated Feb 18, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Package serving-size portions of this crunchy munch in plastic bags printed with Halloween patterns or designs.
  • tip 2
    Experiment with different flavors of Chex® cereal to find your favorite.

Nutrition

510 Calories, 26g Total Fat, 12g Protein, 57g Total Carbohydrate, 34g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
57g
19%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
34g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
50%
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 Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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