Firecracker Mix Recipe

Firecracker Mix Recipe
Patriotic holidays are fun, and serving patriotic food makes them even more enjoyable. Every year, it seems the cereal companies come out with limited edition flavors to match upcoming holidays. The Quaker Oats Company introduced Red, White & Blue Crunch, and it seemed like a perfect ingredient to put into a new snack mix. Firecracker Crunch is red, white, and blue, and besides the red, white, and blue berries, also has Special K cereal, as well as SweeTarts Ropes cut into 1” lengths to represent the fuses in firecrackers. The glaze that is mixed into the snack mix is made in less than 10 minutes, so this snack mix is perfect for busy cooks.
Firecracker Mix can be made ahead and kept in an airtight container for weeks. It’s great to set out at a backyard barbecue or to take to a pot luck party.

24 Servings (about one cup each)

8 cups Red, white, and blue breakfast cereal, such as Limited Edition Red, White & Blue Crunch
12 cups Special K cereal
12 ounces SweeTarts Ropes Candies, separated and cut into 1" pieces

5 cups powdered sugar
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup butter

  1. Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray.
  2. Measure the cereals and candy into the bowl and mix well.
  3. In a large saucepan, mix the sugars, milk, and butter; bring to a boil, stirring well.
  4. Boil for 2 1/2 minutes; pour over the cereal/candy mixture and mix well.
  5. Cool and store in an airtight container.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 25
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 7% Protein 5% Carb. 88%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 270 mg
Total Carbohydrate 75 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 29 g
Protein 4 g

Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 14% Calcium 0% Iron 14%

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