This sweet and salty snack mix is ideal for a healthy snack because of the added protein from the cheese cubes. You can make the snack mix ahead and stir in the cheese just before serving.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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 pretzel sticks about 3 cups
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 or dried cherries
8 ounces 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 bow, stirring until evenly coated.
Spread into a baking pan and bake at 325˚ 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.