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Slow-Cooker Valentine’s Chex™ Mix

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Slow-Cooker Valentine’s Chex™ Mix
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Oh yes we did! Careful layering gets this sweet treat out of your oven and into your slow cooker.

Ingredients

4
tablespoons butter, cut into 4 pieces
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1
bag (5 oz) dried tart or sweet cherries
1
cup salted roasted almonds
4
cups Vanilla Chex™ cereal
4
cups Chocolate Chex™ cereal
2
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)

Directions

  • 1 In bottom of 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place butter. Pour corn syrup over butter.
  • 2 Evenly top with cherries and almonds.
  • 3 Evenly top with cereals. Cook uncovered on Low heat setting 1 hour.
  • 4 Stir mixture 1 minute to coat completely. Cook 1 hour longer.
  • 5 Pour mixture evenly on cooking parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place candy coating in 1-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute, stirring once, until melted. Drizzle over mixture; cool to room temperature.
Tips  

Be sure to follow directions for layering to protect the Chex™ cereal during the first hour of cooking.

Sweetened cranberries make a nice stand-in for the cherries.

Check out our tip sheet for more slow-cooker secrets.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
130
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
(
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
17g
)
Protein
4g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
45%
45%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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