Caramel Pecan Snack Mix

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Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Sure you can buy bags of pre-made snack mixes, but there’s just something extra special about a homemade snack mix. Start out with a box of cereal and some nuts, add a little love, and you end up with caramel coated crunchiness no one will be able to resist.

There isn’t anything especially Christmas-y about this snack mix, but I always seem to make it around the holidays. Of course, it can be enjoyed anytime! It’s so simple to make, you might even whip it up for an after school snack.

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

1/2 cup Karo syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 box Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal
2 cups pecan halves

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Using a pot large enough to hold the entire box of cereal, combine the syrup, brown sugar, and butter.

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Heat until it boils.

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Remove from the heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir well.

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Pour in the cereal and pecan halves. Stir until well coated.

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Line a 9×13 baking pan with aluminum foil, then pour mixture into the pan. It does not need to be in a single layer.

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 20 minutes.

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Spread onto a flat baking sheet or foil covered countertop. Separate pieces and allow to cool.

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

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Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

Enjoy a bowl while watching a movie with the family.
(Here’s a list of Christmas movies!)

Caramel Pecan Snack Mix

Finding Time To Fly
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snacks
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Karo syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 box Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal
  • 2 cups pecan halves

Instructions
 

  • Combine the syrup, brown sugar, and butter in a pot large enough to hold the box of cereal (you'll add that later). Heat until it boils.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir well.
  • Pour the cereal and pecan halves into the pot. Stir until well coated.
  • Transfer mixture into an aluminum foil lined 9×13 baking pan. It does not need to be in a single layer.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 20 minutes.
  • Spread onto a flat baking sheet or foil covered countertop. Separate pieces and allow to cool.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
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Caramel Pecan Snack Mix makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors. Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal and pecan halves coated in a caramel glaze. Yum!

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