Sweet Mixes!

Festive Spicy Apple Snack

Make this awesome flavored mixture whenever you need a snack for after-school or to bring to an event—you’ll get rave reviews!

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 10 min
Makes:20 servings (1/2 cup each)

Average 4.34 from 29 ratingsAverage 4.34 from 29 ratingsAverage 4.34 from 29 ratingsAverage 4.34 from 29 ratingsAverage 4.34 from 29 ratings 29 ratings Rate   Email Print
Corn Chex®Rice Chex®Wheat Chex®
3cups Corn Chex® cereal
3cups Rice Chex® cereal
3cups Wheat Chex® cereal
1cup pecan halves
1/2cup red cinnamon candies
1/4cup sugar
1/4cup butter or margarine
1/4cup water
1cup cut-up dried apple pieces (1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces)
Ground cinnamon, if desired
An easy substitution for the nuts is small pretzel twists.
Use a handy kitchen scissors to quickly cut the apples into pieces.
Preparation Directions
1.Heat oven to 300°F. In large bowl, mix cereals and pecans.
2.In 3-quart saucepan, heat candies, sugar, butter and water over medium heat, stirring frequently, until melted and blended. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Spread in ungreased large roasting pan.
3.Bake 20 minutes. Stir in apple pieces. Bake 15 minutes longer. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Store in airtight container.
Nutritional Information
1/2 Cup: Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 180mg; Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 12g); Protein 2% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 6%; Iron 30Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils 
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.