Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Cleaned out the pantry and this is what I came up with. My kids love anything with cinnamon sugar and really enjoyed this.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 15 cups Life Cereal or 15 cups cinnamon Life Cereal
- 4 cups pretzel twists or 4 cups pretzel sticks
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon (yes, tablespoons)
- 1 1⁄2 cups dried apples, chopped
- 2 cups raisins or 2 cups dried sweetened cranberries
- In a very large bowl, combine the cereal and pretzels.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Drizzle the cereal mixture with butter; toss.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture; toss well.
- Put in a large roasting pan and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, stir in dried fruits.
- Cool and store in an airtight container.
This is baking right now and it smells great also tried some before it went in and it was good too. I did a half batch and used plain Corn Chex and O cereal because it's what I had on hand and also used two cookie sheets instead of a roaster. I did have to cut back on the cinnamon a bit because we thought the sugar mix was getting a bit strong. Four stars stars since I needed to alter the seasoning but I think if you like cinnamon a lot the original would be good for you.
This is a great recipe, but I think it could be made even better with some minor adjustments. When I make this again, and I will, I plan to use an even mixture of Chex, Kix, and Honey Comb cereals, along with some pecan or walnut pieces, and I will boost the amounts of butter and the cinnamon-sugar coating by half as I didn't think there was quite enough. I did not use a roasting pan, but spread the mixture out on two cookie sheets and baked for 45 minutes, rotating sheets after 20 minutes or so and only stirring a couple of times. Overall, this is a great recipe and I'm glad you shared it. When I make this again with the adjustments I mentioned, I promise I will update my review to tell whether or not the flavor is exactly where I want it to be.