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Santa Snack Mix

Santa Snack Mix
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Bake time 1 hr
Cool time 20 mins
Yield

Makes 8 cups

This snack mix recipe featuring crunchy cereals, sweet raisins, and spices is sure to be a family favorite during the holidays. It also doubles as a healthy snack for Santa when he's delivering presents.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups toasted oat bran cereal
  • 1 cup multigrain cluster cereal
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup jumbo red raisins
  • Wax paper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 250°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Cook honey and butter together in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted and mixture is blended and smooth (about 5 minutes).

  3. Pour honey mixture over cereal mixture, stirring to coat. Spread in a single layer on a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

  4. Bake at 250° for 55 minutes, stirring once every 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in raisins, and bake 5 more minutes. Spread immediately on wax paper; cool 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

  5. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Quaker Oat Bran for toasted oat bran cereal and Kashi GOLEAN Crunch for multigrain cluster cereal.