Caramel Honeycomb Snack Mix

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my disclosure policy.

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!

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:

Save This Recipe Form

Want To Save This Recipe?

Enter your email below & I will send it straight to your inbox. Plus you’ll get great new recipes each week!

  • 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. For a less sweet snack mix, try this homemade chex mix recipe.

How to Store

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

top view of snack mix

Find More Snacks for Gift Giving

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


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


  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.


    Nutrition facts are estimates.

    Recommended Products

    As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


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

    Nutrition facts are estimates.

    holding a piece of snack mix

    Hi, I’m Anne!

    I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

    12 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

    2. 5 stars
      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..

    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!

    4. 5 stars
      All my favorite snacks topped with caramel–it doesn’t get any better!

    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)

    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!

    7. This is the most amazing snack mix ever! I make about 3 batches at a time. My favorite is that even thought it is caramel, it is not sticky. The baking soda does some amazing chemistry! Everyone who eats it wants the recipe!!


    Leave a Comment

    Skip to Recipe