Rosemary-Cayenne Snack Mix

rosemary-cayenne snack mix with puffed-corn cereal
Photo: Nico Schinco
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 cups

Puffed corn cereal is baked in a sweet-and-spicy blend of butter, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup, with dashes of rosemary and cayenne. The result is a celebratory snack for a holiday party that will complement an array of different beverages.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons apple-cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (we use Diamond Crystal)

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves

  • 6 cups puffed-corn cereal, such as Kix


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Combine butter, maple syrup, vinegar, salt, and cayenne in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, until butter has melted and mixture is combined; remove from heat.

  2. Stir in rosemary and cereal. Spread onto a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until crisp and golden, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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