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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

A couple of years ago a semi-truck tipped over near Billings, MT and was loaded full of dried diced apples. The company was fully insured and decided it wasn't worth the hassle of trying to salvage the products on the truck so they gave them away for free. Instant food storage items for those of us that were able to get in on the deal. I got several 50 lb boxes of dried diced apples. Then I went on a hunt for recipes that I could use them for in addition to just snacking on them by themselves. This was one of those favorite recipes I discovered in the process (11/3/08), all this time I thought I had already stored it here on the blog. Give it a try, It is a great little snack and tasty too.

Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

5 cups Wheat Chex cereal
1 cup lightly salted whole almonds (I use raw)
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 (I have used chocolate covered raisins or omitted the raisins all together)

In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal and almonds.

In a 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. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after ever minute. Stir in apples; microwave on High about 2 minutes or until apples just begin to brown on edges. (I found that 1 minute in my microwave is long enough. Any longer and I burn the apples!)

Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 5 minutes. Place in serving bowl; stir in raisins. Store in airtight container.

1 comment:

Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

I will have to try this...congrats on your new baby.