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Toffee-Nut Snack Mix

The snack mix can be made one week ahead and stored at room temperature.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 40 mins
  • yield: Makes about 5 1/2 cups
Photography: Marcus Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 2 cups toasted whole-wheat cereal squares (such as Chex)
  • 3/4 cup pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup toffee bits
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cereal, pretzels, almonds, peanuts, and toffee.

  2. Step 2

    Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in thyme. (Butter will splatter.) Stir in brown sugar, mustard, and salt. Add to cereal mixture and toss until evenly coated. Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Step 3

    Bake, stirring halfway through, until nuts are toasted and toffee begins to melt, about 15 minutes. Let cool and discard thyme.