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Maple-Pecan Snack Mix

 Maple-Pecan Snack Mix
"This is perfect when I need something healthy and portable for my kids to put in a bag to eat on the go. We love blueberry pancakes, and this recipe incorporates some of that great flavor in a handy, healthy treat." Jackie Gregston, Hallsville, Texas
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 1 cup granola without raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) dried blueberries
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, optional

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cereal, granola and
  • pecans; set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the
  • butter, brown sugar and syrup. Microwave on high for 2 minutes,
  • stirring once. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread onto
  • waxed paper; cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with blueberries and
  • chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 9 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 323 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.