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Candied Pretzel Trail Mix

Candied Pretzel Trail Mix

Candied Pretzel Trail Mix

  • Cook Time: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups

Bet you can't eat just one handful!

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 4 c. mini pretzels
  • ½ c. corn syrup, light
  • OR corn syrup, dark
  • 1 c. dried fruit (raisins, cherries, cranberries, etc.)
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 c. crispy corn and rice cereal squares
  • 2 c. nuts (whole almonds, pecan halves, etc.)
  • ½ c. butter OR margarine

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. Blend pretzels, cereal, nuts and dried fruit in large bowl.  Set aside.  Spray a large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour syrup mixture over pretzel mix, stirring to coat evenly.  Pour into baking pan.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from oven and thinly spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Cool; break apart.  Store in tightly covered container.