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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Snack Mix

I was recently at an event where my friend, Lindsay, served this super-scrumptious apple cinnamon snack mix. It is the perfect treat for both fall and winter events (or any time really!). I asked Lindsay if I could share the recipe with you and she graciously agreed. If you're looking for one more treat to share with your guests on Thanksgiving or Christmas, this is the perfect recipe. Serve it up in little treat bags as a sweet addition to any table setting, give it to guests as a departing favor, or set it out in a big bowl to be munched on as an appetizer...no matter how you serve it, your guests will love it. The best part is that it's really quick to make!

Lindsay's recipe was titled "Cinnamon Apple Crispix Mix", I changed the name because I used Chex cereal instead of Crispix. I originally used Chex because I was making the mix for an event and needed it to be gluten free, but it came out great and I've continued to use the Honey Nut Chex cereal.  

Apple Cinnamon Snack Mix

1 box of Honey Nut Chex cereal
2 cups whole or half pecans (original recipe called for 1 cup, but I love pecans!)
4 bags dried apply chips (Granny Smith apple chips taste best)
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Combine cereal, pecans, and apple chips. Melt butter, combine with sugar and cinnamon and pour over cereal mixture. Mix well. Spread on pans. Put in oven for 20 minutes. After done, sprinkle with more cinnamon to your liking. Store in airtight container. Enjoy!

Notes: To bake the mix, I divided it between two cookie sheets and spread it out (only one of the sheets is pictured below). The original recipe also instructed you to spray the baked mix with Pam cooking spray and sprinkle on some additional sugar and cinnamon, however I found that because I used Honey Nut Chex, the mix was plenty sweet and didn't need the additional sugar. (You'll just want to keep this final step in mind if you use Crispix.)

*This post was not sponsored or endorsed by any of the companies mentioned.

If you'd like to serve your mix in individual bags, simply pick up some cellophane bags from your local craft store, fill with the mix, tie with ribbon, and add a tag.


  1. This snack mix is amazing stuff!!!!!!!! You've got to try it.....

  2. Yesterday, my husband and I had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving Day at your Mom and Dad's home, with your brother, grandmother, and several family friends. Your Mom is such a GREAT COOK and PASTRY CHEF! We were all happily stuffed :) and very thankful!

    Today, we're also savoring our Apple Cinnamon Snacks, given to us yesterday as guest favors...made by Rebekah! Very yummy!!! Thank you! Today, we also shared those snacks with our visiting relatives, from Saskatchewan, Canada (who winter in Phoenix), and my sister-in-law is now a Twinkle and Twine blogger! ;) She is now making a copy of your recipe, and planning to share it in Phoenix, AZ, and Outlook, Sask. ;)


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