Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

While not as ubiquitous as the original Chex Winter Party Mix, alternate versions like this sweet one are showing up premade in grocery stores and gas stations all the time. Now you can make some at home!

~from back of Wheat Chex box

  • 5 c. multi-bran Chex or wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 c. lightly salted whole almonds
  • 1/4 c. butter or margarine
  • 1/3 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 T. light corn syrup
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 c. chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 c. vanilla yogurt-covered raisins
  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal and almonds; set aside.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and cinnamon uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is boiling; stir. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Stir in apples; microwave uncovered on High about 2 minutes or until apples just begin to brown on edges.
  4. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 5 minutes. Place in serving bowl; stir in raisins. Store in airtight container.
~Makes 16 (1/2-cup) servings

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