Apple Pie Chex™ Mix

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24 Servings
How ’bout them apples? Cinnamon Chex™ adds a festive flavor to this fun fall snack.
Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 cups Cinnamon Chex™ cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 3 cups Rice Chex™ cereal
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup walnut pieces
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 cups dried or freeze-dried apples, coarsely chopped if necessary
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 teaspoon shortening
Nutrition
  • Serving Size: Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 115mg; Total Carbohydrate 27g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 17g); Protein 2g
  • % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 15%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Carbohydrate Choice
  • MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils; 0 oz-eq Grains; 0 oz-eq Meat & Beans *% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Preparation
  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals and walnuts.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter on High 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg uncovered for about 1 minute, until smooth and bubbly. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave uncovered on High 4 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Sprinkle apples evenly over cereal mixture.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips and shortening uncovered on High about 1 minute or until chips can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over cereal mixture; let stand until set. Break into bite-size pieces. Store in airtight container.
Tips
  • Recipe/Ingredient Facts: Freeze-drying is another method of dehydrating. Freeze-dried apples will be crispier and lighter because they contain less moisture than regular dried apples.
  • Techniques: For easy drizzling, spoon the melted white vanilla baking chips into a small food-storage bag. Snip off one tiny bottom corner and squeeze the melted chips over the cereal mixture.