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Grand Slam Snack Mix


Ease: Easy

Yield: 10 (1 cup) servings

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Southeast Dairy Association - snack mix
This sweet and salty snack mix is ideal for a healthy snack because of the added protein from the cheese cubes. You can make the snack mix ahead and stir in the cheese just before serving.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole grain check square cereal (such as Whole Grain Chex)
  • 2 cups honey-sweetened oat cereal (such as Honey Nut Cheerios)
  • 2 1/2 ounces (about 3 cups) pretzel sticks
  • 1/2 cup sunsunflower seed kernels
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese cubes

Directions

Mix cereals, pretzel sticks and sunflower seed kernels in a large bowl; set aside.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir in honey, oil and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cinnamon and mix well. Pour over cereal mixture in bow, stirring until evenly coated.

Spread into a baking pan and bake at 325˚ for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes (be careful not to overcook). Spread on waxed paper or aluminum foil; cool completely.

Toss with dried cranberries; store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Toss in cheese cubes just before serving.

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