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Everybody needs a quick, easy snack fix that they can rely on for on-the-go munching. For this plethora of crunchy goodness, make sure to use a glass bowl when you zap this in the microwave. (Don't use a plastic bowl; we tried it, and the mixture got too hot and could possibly burn.)

Recipe by Southern Living October 2006

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cool:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes 13 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together Ranch dressing mix and 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a large microwave-safe glass bowl. Stir in oatmeal cereal squares and next 3 ingredients.

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  • Microwave mixture at HIGH 2 minutes, and stir well. Microwave at HIGH 2 more minutes, and stir well. Spread mixture in a single layer on wax paper, and let cool 30 minutes. Add cherries and candy pieces. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Quaker Essentials Oatmeal Squares for crisp oatmeal cereal squares, Crispix for corn-and-rice cereal, and Wheat Chex for wheat cereal squares.

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