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Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

by Laura

Who doesn’t love a good chex mix?  I sure do!  I must say that my favorite part of the traditional chex mix that my great-grandmother made was the wheat chex.  I was so excited when I noticed a recipe for cinnamon-apple chex mix in a chex ad  in my recent Taste of Home issue.  The recipe uses just the wheat chex and has the fabulous fall flavors of apple and cinnamon.  The original recipe called for vanilla-yogurt covered raisins.  I decided to use vanilla-yogurt covered craisins instead.  The other thing I loved about the recipe is it is made in the microwave and is ready in 15 minutes.

Cinnamon-Apple Chex Mix

  • 5 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
  • 1 cup lightly salted whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt-covered raisins (I used vanilla-yogurt covered craisins)
  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal and almonds.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and cinnamon uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is boiling; stir. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute. Stir in apples; microwave uncovered on High about 2 minutes or until apples just begin to brown on edges.
  3. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 5 minutes. Place in serving bowl; stir in raisins (or craisins). Store in airtight container.

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Wendy October 19, 2010 - 2:07 pm

Too funny – Wheat Chex is what I always avoided! I always went straight for the rice (as first choice) then corn chex 🙂

Lisa October 15, 2010 - 7:52 pm

I love Chex Mix too. My mom always used to make it when I was a kid. But, I’ve never seen a recipe for cinnamon-apple chex mix. That sounds divine and so perfect for fall. I’ll have to give this a try.

Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread October 15, 2010 - 4:31 pm

This is my kind of chex mix!!! YUM

Randi October 15, 2010 - 4:29 pm

I think I want to make this for an up coming party, but what do you mean by chopped dried apples? Like apples you’ve dried yourself? maybe this is a silly question.

Caitlin (EatFeats) October 15, 2010 - 3:47 pm

Oh Chex Mix is the best! My friends and I used to snack on Chex Mix all the time. Each of us liked a different part of the mix, which worked out perfectly! We could each hoard our favorite part and finish off a bowl in no time =]

Sandy October 15, 2010 - 12:51 pm

I love chex mix. What a great snack!

Crystal's Cozy Kitchen October 15, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Those look delicious, I can almost smell the aroma!

Donnie October 15, 2010 - 11:27 am

That one looks good too. I’m getting quite a group of snack recipes together thanks to you.


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