Bananas Foster Crunch Mix Recipe
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Bananas Foster Crunch Mix Recipe

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Bananas Foster is one of my favorite desserts. So, I thought that a crunchy, snackable version would be a hit. It's heated in the microwave and takes just a few minutes to make.—David Dahlman, Chatsworth, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 3 cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 3 cups Cinnamon Chex
  • 2-1/4 cups pecan halves
  • 1-1/2 cups dried banana chips
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon banana extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 336 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine cereals, pecans and banana chips. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Stir in extracts; pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Cook, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Bananas Foster Crunch Mix in Taste of Home August/September 2011, p30

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"This is absolutely delicious! I don't care for the flavor of rum so I substituted vanilla but that is the only change I made. The only problem I have with this recipe is it just doesn't last long enough and I have to keep making it!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"Made this recipe as listed except substituted walnuts for pecans. Would be delicious with peanuts too. Will definitely make this again but sauce overflowed in microwave on high. Makes a delicious, sweet mix."

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Loved this mix! Tasty and easy. I probably would decrease the number of pecans (personal preferance), but this was really yummy!!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"Very tasty - I used less pecans - (pricey) and more banana chips (snapped in half the larger slices. I also baked mine for 30 minutes in a 300 degree oven stirring every 10 minutes. I like the baked flavor and think the nuts are better with a little roasting. Very Yummy!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"So easy and delicious! Family loved it!"

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