Sweet and Nutty Cereal Munch

This tasty nut-and-cereal toss is a hit with both young and old. Be sure to make plenty of it!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup dark corn syrup
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
cups Frosted Cheerios™ or Cheerios™ cereal
1
cup pecan halves, walnut halves or peanuts
1/2
cup slivered almonds

  • 1 Heat oven to 325ºF. Spread 1 tablespoon melted butter in jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch.
  • 2 Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, 1/4 cup butter and the salt in 3-quart saucepan. Heat over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until brown sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in cereal, pecans and almonds until well coated. Spread mixture in pan.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 15 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen mixture with metal spatula. Let stand about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Did you know you can freeze this snack in airtight containers up to 2 weeks? You can also store it tightly covered at room temperature for the same time.

Serve this snack mix in individual brightly colored party cups, tinted cellophane bags or a big, colorful bowl.

Not fond of nuts? Try tossing corn or wheat nuts into the mixture. Or you could use 1 cup of mixed dried fruit instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
205
(
Calories from Fat
100 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11 g
11 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
250 mg
250 %;
Total Carbohydrate
25 g
25 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.