Friday, June 3, 2011

Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

I realize that I am suppose to be studying right now, but there is only so long that one can read legal statues without a break. One down and one to go. I am wishing that the test was sooner and that I had more time to study at the same time. During my break, I thought I post a quick recipe that would be great for a snack, potluck, or basically any gathering to which you would bring food along. I know I would certainly welcome some right now as I sit here amongst my mountains of papers and highlighters :)

In reality we made this recipe for no reason at all (other than to have at home) because my husband found Chex on sale at the grocery store. It probably cannot be classified into the "healthiest" snack in the world, but it is fun to have around as a sweeter snack every once and awhile. We've made it a couple of times now, and it is definitely something that is a hit here. Enjoy!

(Printable Recipe)

Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix
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5 cups wheat Chex
1 cup lightly salted almonds
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup dried apples, cut in halves or thirds
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt-covered raisins

In a large microwavable bowl, mix the cereal and almonds. Set aside.

In a 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, melt the butter in the microwave (cover the cup with a paper towel to avoid any explosions). Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and cinnamon and microwave uncovered on high about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until the mixture is boiling; stir. Pour over the cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir in apples; microwave on high for 2 minutes or until apples just begin to brown on the edges.

Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes. Place in a serving bowl, stir in yogurt-covered raisins. Store in an airtight container.


  1. I loev anything apple cinnamon and love to snack = win

  2. Yum! My hubby LOVES chex mix so I will definitely have to give this a try! I happened to stumble across your blog and I LOVE it! I love making new blog friends! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!


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