Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cinnamon Apple Chex Mix

This was recommended by CWRU Alpha Chi Omega who sold it at the Domestic Violence Awareness Week Bake Sale last month. Easy to make and mildly addictive (and high in fiber too!).

5 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
1 cup lightly salted whole almonds
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped dried apples
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt-covered raisins

1. In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereal and almonds.
2. In a 2-cup (I used a 1-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.
3. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High for 3 minutes, stirring and scraping the bowl after every minute. Stir in apples; microwave on High for another 2 minutes just until the apples begin to brown on edges. 
4. Spread mixture on waxed paper, foil or parchment paper to cool, 5-10 minutes. I stirred it occasionally to make sure it wasn't clumping together. Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional info:
1 Serving: Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g);Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 200mg; Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 15g); Protein 4g from

Update 11/8/l1: I altered the recipe to use the whole box on Wheat Chex. It was so annoying to have that little bit leftover.

1 14-ounce box Wheat Chex (about 7 to 7 1/2 cups of cereal)
1 1/2 cups lightly salted almonds (we use half plain raw almonds and have roasted salted almonds)
6 Tablespoons of butter (if unsalted, add a big pinch of salt)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cup chopped dried apples
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt-covered raisins

Follow the rest of the directions as written. It took about 30 seconds longer for the apples to start to brown on the edges but otherwise was the same and turned out great!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm....sounds yummy. I love anything with apples in it. WIll have to try. Thanks for the posting the recipe.


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