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Chocolate Cereal and Fruit Snack Mix

Chocolate Cereal and Fruit Snack Mix
 
Chocolate Cereal and Fruit Snack Mix
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 c. bite-sized crisp rice squares cereal
  • 3 c. bite-sized crisp wheat squares cereal
  • 2 c. toasted oat rings cereal
  • 1 c. cashews (or other nuts)
  • 1 1/2 c. dried fruit bits (such as dried cranberries)
  • 1 c. chocolate chips

Directions

In 4-quart microwave-safe bowl, place butter or margarine. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted. Stir in sugar, cocoa and cinnamon. Add cereals and nuts. Stir until evenly coated. Microwave on high 3 minutes, stirring each minute. Stir in dried fruit. Microwave on high 3 minutes, stirring each minute. Cool completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Store in tightly covered container in cool, dry place. Makes about 11 cups mix.

Makes 22 snack-size servings. Each half-cup serving contains 190 calories, 10 grams fat, 25 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber and 160 milligrams sodium.

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