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Chocolate Cereal and Fruit Snack Mix

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


•    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



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.

Per 1/2 cup Serving: about 190 calories, 10 grams (g) of fat, 25 g of carbohydrate, 2 g of fiber, and 160 mg sodium

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