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Grand Slam Snack Mix

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 Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 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 reduced-fat Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese cubes

Instructions

  • 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.
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