Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Just try to resist snacking on this when it is on your conter. It is sweet and salty and sticky and crunchy at the same time. Thanks to chex.com for this recipe.
- 1⁄3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup margarine or 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon cardamom
- 6 cups Rice Chex
- 2 cups miniature pretzel twists
- 1 cup unblanched whole almonds
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 cup dried cranberries or 1 cup pineapple
- Heat brown sugar, margarine, honey and cardamom to boiling in 1-quart saucepan.
- Remove from heat and cool.
- Spray large roasting pan with cooking spray.
- Pour measured cereal, pretzels, almonds and coconut into roasting pan.
- Stir in brown sugar mixture until evenly coated.
- Bake about 35-40 minutes at 300, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
- Add dried fruit for last 15 minutes.
- Spread on waxed paper or aluminum foil to cool and store in airtight container.
My son loved this before it even made it to the oven. He loves the honey nut chex mix but i've had a horrible time finding it for the past several weeks. Well Recipezaar to the rescue once again. We did make a few changes. He doesn't like pretzels so we added Teddy Grahams and I didn't have almonds so we used honey roasted nuts and he loved the coconut. I didn't have any dried fruit but has some granola clusters we used instead and when I ran out of chex cereal we added honey nut cheerios. Well I guess I made a lot of subs but still the base was here and it's great and probably much better for us then the prepackaged stuff. thank you.
I don't know whether I screwed something up, but I put it in for the 35 minutes and it got a burned taste to it. I'll make this again and try it for 5-10 minutes less in the oven and I'll double the sauce, 'cause for us it wasn't enough. After I make it again I'll rerate it. EDIT: I just remade this with double the sauce and I only baked it for 30 minutes and it was simply scrumptious! My fiance isn't a big snacker and he was eating it up! YUM!
Tasty and different chex mix. Tropical flavor that even the kids enjoyed. I used ginger and subbed according to what was in my pantry, banana chips instead of nuts and dried cherries for cranberries. Nice and crunchy, sweet with a hint of ginger. The coconut gets toasty in the oven. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!