Super Bowl® Crunch

This sweet, salty, caramely snack mix recipe was given to me several years ago by a coworker. I make it for parties, game nights, and, of course, Super Bowls®.

Original recipe makes 10 cups


1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white corn syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups crispy wheat cereal squares (such as Wheat Chex®)
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 1/2 cups peanuts

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    50 mins


  1. Mix brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup together in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until bubbling, 3 1/2 minutes. Stir and microwave for 2 more minutes. Stir baking soda and vanilla extract into brown sugar mixture.
  2. Fold cereal squares, pretzel sticks, and peanuts into brown sugar mixture until well coated. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave again for 1 minute; stir well. Spread mixture onto waxed paper and cool completely; break into small pieces.


Calories: 210 kcal
Carbohydrates: 27.5 g
Cholesterol: 12 mg
Fat: 10.3 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 4 g
Sodium: 406 mg