Sweet and Crunchy Popcorn Snack Mix

This sweet and crunchy snack not only tastes great but looks so appealing that when I serve it at tailgating parties, passers-by stop and ask for the recipe.

Original recipe makes 10 cups


waxed paper
2 cups crispy corn and rice cereal (such as Crispix®)
2 cups honey graham cereal (such as Golden Grahams®)
2 cups peanut butter corn puff cereal (such as Reese’s Puffs®)
2 cups popped popcorn, or more to taste
8 ounces candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M’s®)
1 cup salted peanuts
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    50 mins


  1. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Combine crispy corn and rice cereal, honey graham cereal, peanut butter corn puff cereal, popcorn, chocolate pieces, and peanuts in a large bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Add brown sugar and corn syrup; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Stir peanut butter into sugar mixture until creamy, about 3 minutes; pour over cereal mixture and gently toss until coated.
  4. Spread cereal mixture over prepared baking sheet and allow to cool, about 30 minutes. Once cooled, break mixture into chunks and store in an airtight container.


Calories: 291 kcal
Carbohydrates: 37.3 g
Cholesterol: 14 mg
Fat: 14.9 g
Fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 4.6 g
Sodium: 228 mg