Snowed-In Snack Mix

Appetizers / Snacks

Snowed-In Snack Mix

Bring on the blizzard if it comes with a batch of this addicting salty-sweet mix for munching. This snack mix is also great for holiday gifting.


16 servings

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Test Kitchen Tip

Get creative when it comes to the cookies in this mix — nearly any flavor works. But, when it comes to texture, you’re going to want a crisp cookie. The reason? Soft cookies crumble with repeated stirring of the mix and caramel. Crisp cookies hold up well. Bite-sized sandwich cookies offer plenty of flavor options, but the Test Kitchen favorite was Pepperidge Farm Chesapeake cookies. Broken into smaller pieces, they make every handful a perfect bite.


Preheat oven to 275°.

Cook bacon until crisp in a sauté pan and transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate; reserve drippings.

Combine pretzels and bacon in a large bowl.

Boil drippings, brown sugar, golden syrup, cinnamon, and cayenne in same pan over medium heat, 2 minutes. Pour caramel over pretzel mix and toss until well coated, then stir in cookies. Transfer mix to a nonstick roasting pan and bake 30 minutes, stirring twice.

Coat a large piece of foil with butter. Pour mix onto foil and spread into a single layer to cool. Once cool, break pieces apart if necessary and toss with chocolate and sea salt. Store mix in an airtight container.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 281

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12g 18%

Saturated Fat 6g 30%

Cholesterol 18mg 6%

Sodium 429mg 17%

Carbs 38g 12%

Fiber 1g 4%

Protein 6g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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