Healthified Sweet Almond Snack Mix

Healthified Sweet Almond Snack Mix

Healthified Sweet Almond Snack Mix
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39% less calories • 40% less saturated fat than the original recipe— see the comparison. Coat cereal, nuts, pretzels, and dried fruit with a buttery brown sugar glaze. Pack this mix in school lunches or share it at the office.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried sweetened orange-flavor cranberries
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries
  • 4 cups bite-size squares oven-toasted corn cereal
  • 3 cups bite-size squares oven-toasted rice cereal
  • 2 cups pretzel knots
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons light-color corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • Lightly coat a large piece of foil with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large roasting pan, toss together cereals, pretzels, and almonds; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 300ºF. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just begins to bubble. Continue cooking at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; stir gently to coat.
  • Bake for 15 minutes; stir cereal mixture and bake for 5 minutes more. Remove from oven; stir in dried fruit. Spread on prepared foil to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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