RECIPE # 4381 HARVEST MUNCH MIX Thursday October 8, 2009

RECIPE # 4381 HARVEST MUNCH MIX Thursday October 8, 2009

CREATED Oct 8, 2009


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 sunflower 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, raisins or dried cherries

8          ounces reduced-fat Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese cubes

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 bowl, stirring until evenly coated.

Spread into a baking pan and bake at 325 degrees 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. Recipe provided by www.southeastdairy.org

Makes 10 (1 cup) snack servings / Prep time: 5 minutes / Cook time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts per serving:

      Calories                  290

      Total Fat                 13 g

      Sat Fat                   4 g      

      Cholesterol              15 mg  

      Sodium                   450 mg

      Calcium                  20% Daily Value                                   

      Protein                    10 g

      Carbohydrates         38 g