Friday, December 16, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix

Now that I have two kiddos in school -- Libby in first grade, JD in preschool -- I have a whole lot of teachers and staff members that I would like to give a little something at Christmas. I try to keep the treat simple but oh-so-tasty.

This year, I'm planning to make this snack mix and package it in cute little baggies. It's perfect to nibble on morning, noon and night. I have the feeling the teachers are going to love it. I know I do!

Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix
Source: Adapted from Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

¼ cup MSPI-friendly margarine, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 pinch salt
3 cups Corn Chex Cereal
3 cups Rice Chex Cereal

In a small bowl, whisk together the margarine, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine cereals. Pour margarine mixture over the cereal until evenly combined. Microwave entire mixture for 3-4 minutes or until it just starts to brown. Stir every minute while cooking.

Spread mix on a large rimmed cookie sheet to cool and then store in an airtight container or bag.

1 comment:

lovemybabygirl said...

Speaking as an overtired, overworked Mom....I thank you for this recipe! It just took me less than 5 minutes to make, it's delicous (I added dried fruit for a little color). It will be what I serve as a snack for this Christmas weekend that my gluten intolerant and MSPI 20 month old and myself can eat...and my mother-in-law won't turn her nose up at!