Crunchy Munchy Snack Mix

Yield:
10 servings

Preparation Time:
5 min; Cook Time: 25 min

Kick up the calcium with this make-your-own snack mix!

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups whole grain square cereal
  2. 2 cups honey sweetened oat cereal
  3. 3 cups (about 2 1/2 ounces) pretzel sticks
  4. 1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels
  5. 1 Tablespoon butter
  6. 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  7. 1 Tablespoon water
  8. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. 1/2 cup dried cranberries, raisins or dried cherries
  11. 1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese cubes
Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

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

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

Spread into 9x13- inch baking pan. Bake 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.

Photo and recipe compliments of The Midwest Dairy Association, www.midwestdairy.com

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