Monday, August 13, 2012

Chex Ginger Honey Crunch

I am not sure where I found this recipe. We made it for a 'road trip' for snacking on. The bananas and cranberries made this a bit more healthy than the chex mixes with chocolate chips or m and m's. We really liked this!

Chex Ginger-Honey Crunch

Makes:18 servings (1/2 cup each)

6 cups Rice Chex® or Honey Nut Chex® cereal
1 cup dried banana chips
1 cup unblanched whole almonds
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger or cardamom
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries or dried pineapple

1.In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, banana chips and almonds.
2.In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, brown sugar, honey and ginger uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is boiling; stir. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 4 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl every minute. Stir in coconut and cranberries; microwave uncovered on High about 3 minutes or until cereal just begins to brown.
3.Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

1 Serving: Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 85mg; Total Carbohydrate 18g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 10g); Protein 2g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 15% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 MyPyramid Servings: 1 oz-equivalents Meat and Beans

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