Candied Pretzel Trail Mix Recipe

Candied Pretzel Trail Mix Recipe

Candied Pretzel Trail Mix Recipe
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 7 cups
  • Bet you can't eat just one handful!


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


  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.
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