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Cereal Snack Mix

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. Honey Nut Chex cereal (or similar cereal)
  • 2 c. Honey Nut Cheerios (or similar O-shaped cereal)
  • 1 1/2 c. peanuts, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 c. dried cranberries, raisins or other dried fruit

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cereals, peanuts and pecans in a 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Melt the butter and add the spices. Pour the butter mixture over the cereal mixture. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring every five to eight minutes. Remove from the oven. Stir in the dried fruit after baking. Cool and store in an airtight container or divide into snack-sized portions in zip-type snack bags.

Makes 32 servings.

Per serving: 130 calories, 9 grams (g) fat, 2 g protein, 30 milligrams sodium, and 16 g carbohydrate.

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