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Skinny Sweet Almond Snack Mix

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Skinny Sweet Almond Snack Mix
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 24
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39% less calories • 40% less saturated fat than the original recipe. 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

Nonstick cooking spray
4
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
3
cups Rice Chex™ 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
3/4
cup dried sweetened orange-flavor cranberries
3/4
cup dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries

Directions

  • 1 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.
  • 2 Preheat oven to 300º F. 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.
  • 3 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.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
30
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
5mg
0%
Sodium
160mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
,
Sugars
8g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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