Santa Snack Mix

Santa Snack Mix Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
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.

Yield:

Makes 8 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hours
Cool: 20 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

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

Note:

December 2008
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