Chai Crunch

Chai Crunch

Party time! Impress your guests with a hip new flavor of a tasty new Chex® cereal snack.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

22

servings

3
cups Corn Chex® cereal
3
cups Wheat Chex® cereal
3
cups Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal
1 1/2
cups sliced almonds
1
cup dried banana chips
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup honey
1
teaspoon instant nonfat dry milk or original-flavor nondairy creamer, if desired
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon dried orange peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 300°F. In ungreased large roasting pan, mix cereals, almonds and banana chips.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in honey, dry milk, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange peel and vanilla until well mixed. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until golden brown. Spread on waxed paper or paper towels; cool about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
Makes 22 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
For spicy flavor, omit dried milk or creamer. If dried milk or creamer is used, flavor will be less spicy and a little sweeter.
Did You KNow?
Cardamom can be purchased either in pods, as seed or a powder. Cardamom pods hold up to 20 small seeds. This very fragrant spice has a slight lemony-sweet flavor with a touch of pepper and ginger.
Did You Know?
This recipe is a national contest prize winner created by Carol Thoreson from Rockford, IL.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.