It's that time of the year that you start thinking about FOOD galore, for partys, get togethers, holidays, even snack time, etc. This little snack mix would be great as a gift or for your guests while they wait for the feast to be done.
Sugar 'n Spice Snack
2 cups Corn Chex® cereal
2 cups Rice Chex® cereal
2 cups Apple Cinnamon Cheerios® cereal
3 cups Bugles® original corn snacks
1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons orange juice or water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1.Heat oven to 300°F. Spray with cooking spray or grease 15x10x1-inch pan.
2.In very large bowl, mix cereals, corn snacks and peanuts. In small bowl, beat egg whites, orange juice, sugar and cinnamon with wire whisk or hand beater until foamy. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Spread in pan.
3.Bake 45 to 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until light brown and crisp. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container.
Apple pie spice can be used instead of the cinnamon for a slightly stronger flavor.
Did You Know...
The egg whites help the cinnamon-sugar stick to the cereal and nuts, giving a crunchy texture when baked. The technique is reminiscent of that used for spiced sugared nuts sold by street vendors in Sweden and Germany and in candy shops and at art fairs in the U.S.
1 Serving (1/2 Cup)Calories 160(Calories from Fat 60),Total Fat 7g(Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 0mg;Sodium 190mg;Total Carbohydrate 21g(Dietary Fiber 1g,Sugars 12g),Protein 4g;Percent Daily Value*:Calcium ;Exchanges:1/2 Starch;0 Fruit;1 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;1 1/2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2;*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.