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Mocha-Almond Snack Mix Recipe

Coated with mild, coffee-flavored chocolate, cereal, almonds and popcorn turn into sweet clusters. It's a hard-to-resist snack during the holidays.—Niki Plourde, Gardner, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Corn Chex
  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1-1/2 pounds white candy coating, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cereal, popcorn and almonds. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Add the espresso powder, extract and salt. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  • 2. Immediately spread onto waxed paper; let stand until set. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 303 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.