Apple Pie Chex Mix

In honor of the apple-producing state of Washington, treat guests to this apple pie mix of Chex cereals.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 24

3
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
3
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
1/2
cup walnut pieces
3
tablespoons no-trans-fat vegetable oil spread stick or butter
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
cups dried or freeze-dried apples, coarsely chopped if necessary
1/4
cup white vanilla baking chips (2 oz)
1
teaspoon shortening

  • 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.

Expert Tips

Freeze-drying apples is another method of dehydrating apples. Freeze-dried apples will be crispier and lighter because they contain less moisture than regular dried apples.

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.