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Caramel Honeycomb Snack Mix

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This Caramel Honeycomb Snack Mix is a tasty snack with the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Kids and adults will both love this sweet treat. It is kind of like caramel Chex mix, only with Honeycomb cereal!

big bowl of snack mix

Why You Will Love Caramel Honeycomb Snack Mix

  • This is a fun snack mix for parties!
  • It is just different enough from Chex Mix to be unique and creative, but not different that it won’t be wildly popular.
  • Popcorn and caramel are always a hit.
  • This party mix makes a great gift to give when you want to make something homemade for the holidays.

Key Ingredients

Honeycomb cereal is the key ingredient, and it has been a family favorite for years.  In fact Post Honeycomb cereal is over 50 years old, and it is good both in the bowl for breakfast or used in a recipe.

I combined the Honeycomb cereal with:

  • popcorn
  • pretzels
  • pecans
honeycomb snack mix in bowl

Step by Step Instructions

1. Mix the Ingredients

Combine the Honeycomb cereal with some broken pretzels, popcorn and cashews. Stir everything together in a big bowl.

2. Make Caramel Sauce

To make the caramel sauce combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil and boil, while stirring, it for 5 minutes.

Take the sugary syrup off the heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. Stir until everything is smooth.

caramel sauce

3. Coat the Snack Mix

Pour the caramel over the ingredients in the bowl. Stir to mix and coat everything with caramel.

Take a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Spread the mixture out on the baking sheet.

mixing the caramel into the snack mix

Bake the snack mix for about an hour, stirring every 20 minutes to make sure the caramel coats everything evenly.

How to Serve

Let the mixture cool and put it into decorative bags if giving as a gift, or in a big snack bowl for sharing.

How to Store

The caramel honeycomb snack mix keeps at room temperature for about 5 days.

top view of snack mix

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Yield: 12

Caramel Honeycomb Snack Mix

top view of snack mix

A tasty snack with the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Snack Mix

  • 3. cup Honeycomb Cereal
  • 2 cup broken pretzels
  • 2 cup popcorn
  • 1 cup cashews

Caramel Sauce

  • 6 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine the Honeycomb cereal, pretzels, popcorn and cashews in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to make clean up easier.
  4. Mix together the butter, brown sugar,corn syrup, water and salt in a sauce pan.
  5. Heat the mixture slowly until the butter has completely melted. Then raise the temperature to medium high and bring the mixture to a simmer,
    stirring constantly.
  6. Continue to stir for 4-5 minutes while the mixture simmers.
  7. Remove the pan from the burner and quickly stir in the baking soda and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
  8. Pour the caramel over the snack mixture in the bowl.
  9. Spread the mixture onto the rimmed baking pan and bake for about an hour, stirring three times during the hour.
  10. Let it cool and put into decorative bags or a party bowl.

    Notes

    Nutrition facts are estimates.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 367mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

    Nutrition facts are estimates.

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    holding a piece of snack mix
    By on June 1st, 2015

    14 thoughts on “Caramel Honeycomb Snack Mix”

    1. This looks so delicious! and so original! I\’m visiting from Friday Favorites Linky Party.ThanksAngiePS – I also wanted to invite you to hop on board the Great Blog Train (bloghop) – we are traveling to Kentucky

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    2. Yummy, sounds like a great recipe, would have to make it when the grandchildren are here or I will eat it all by myself, Post Honey combs are so good then adding cashews and pretzels then topping it with caramel, would put me in sugar heaven, yummy..

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    3. Wow! I have heard of a lot of cereals used to make snack mixes, but this is the first one I have ever heard of using Honey Comb. That’s one of my childhood favorites! Nice job!

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    4. All my favorite snacks topped with caramel–it doesn’t get any better!

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    5. This looks so good to me….I love cereal but hardly ever eat it because I have a hard time of stopping eating it! This would make a great dish to snack on while watching movies at night. (found you on Marvelous Mondays)

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    6. I love this idea! I can’t wait to see if I can find that cereal that used to be one of my faves here!
      Thanks for supporting the Say G’day Party and all of your submissions have been pinned! Look forward to seeing you next week!

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    7. Just wondering how long in advance this can be made…wanted to make it for a party next week…also does the caramel harden or does it stay moist?

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    8. Just wondering how long in advance this can be made…wanted to make it for a party next week…also does the caramel harden or does it stay moist?

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    9. Hi there! Thanks for sharing this recipe – we’re about to celebrate my son’s first birthday with a bee-themed party and this looks perfect. Question though: there’s a strange symbol showing up for me next to some of the measurements. Would you mind emailing me to confirm the amounts you used? Thanks so much!

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