Tropical Island Chex® Mix (1/2 Recipe)

Need a little trip to the tropics? Make classic Chex® cereal mix using tropical fruits, coconut and macadamia nuts. You can do it all in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

4
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
1/2
cup shredded coconut, if desired
1/2
cup dried banana chips
2/3
cup dried tropical three-fruit mix (from 7-oz package)
1/3
cup macadamia nuts
1 1/2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons frozen (thawed) pineapple or orange juice concentrate
  • 1 In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, coconut, banana chips, tropical fruit mix and nuts.
  • 2 In microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar and pineapple juice concentrate. Microwave uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until hot; stir. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • 3 Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until mixture begins to brown.Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Serve this tropical snack mix in plastic margarita glasses topped with a mini paper umbrella.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.