Aviator Eats: Toffee Crunch Snack Mix

Aviator Eats: Toffee Crunch Snack Mix

There is a saying, “Everything in moderation, even moderation.” We’ll start off by saying this isn’t the healthiest of recipes, but sometimes you need a sweet treat. The weekend is ahead of us; it’s a new month, new movies and shows are being added to streaming sites, and New York is still on pause, so it’s the perfect time to whip up a batch of this Toffee Crunch Snack Mix.

Before we get to the recipe, we want to say thank you to Healthcare workers, NYPD, FDNY, and all essential workers who are on the frontlines combatting COVID-19, allowing stores, restaurants, and more to function.

The recipe for Toffee Crunch Snack Mix is based on how much popcorn 1/3 a cup of kernels produces. It produces a large number of servings so you can scale back to match the size of your household. The toffee is the key component, whatever you have in the pantry snack wise can be used. We’re also a big fan of completely coated mix, similar to Cracker Jacks or Crunch ‘n Munch but you can cut the amount of the toffee.


  • 8 cups popcorn
  • 2-3 cups pretzels
  • 1/2 – 1 cup peanuts
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Make Popcorn in either air popper or stovetop. Basic instructions for stovetop are to add 2 tablespoons oil and 3-4 kernels to a large pot, cover, and heat over low. Once all kernels pop, add 1/3 a cup of kernels and cover. Occasionally shake, remove from heat once it stops popping.
  • Add the popcorn, pretzels, and peanuts to a large bowl, you will need enough space to stir it
  • In a clean pot or pan add the butter and melt
  • Reduce heat to low and add the brown sugar, mix with the heat-safe spoon or stirrer until fully incorporated. Let the mixture bubble.
  • Turn off the heat and add the maple syrup, mix until completely smooth.
  • Pour toffee over in the bowl and mix thoroughly
  • Let cool slightly and serve. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag.

Toffee is flexible in terms of how it can be produced, it is basically butter, sugar, and a flavoring. Molasses and vanilla can be used as well. Proportions will need to be adjusted as you see fit.

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