Candied Pretzel Trial Mix

With temperatures cooling and leaves changing colors, it can only mean one thing — fall is in the air! Celebrate the coming of fall and all of autumn’s seasonal activities with kid-friendly and crowd-pleasing snacks like this Candied Pretzel Trail Mix made with Karo Syrup. It’s easy to make and fun to eat and this sweet and savory fall mix is sure to be a hit after school or practice, at a southern football gathering and wherever else your autumn activities take you.

Candied Pretzel Trail Mix
Yield: 7 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes


4 cups mini pretzels
2 cups crispy corn rice and rice cereal squares
2 cups nuts (whole almonds, pecan halves, etc.)
1 cup dried fruit (raisins, cherries, cranberries, etc.)
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
½ cup butter OR margarine
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract


Preheat oven to 250° F.

Blend pretzels, cereal, nuts and dried fruit in large bowl. Set aside.

Spray a large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes WITHOUT STIRRING. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla.

Pour the syrup mixture over pretzel mix, stirring to coat evenly. Pour into baking pan.

Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and thinly spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.

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