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Oat Snack Mix

"Kids of all ages seem to enjoy the creative combination of ingredients in this not-so-sweet mix," says Patti Brandt of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. "My three children would rather munch on this snack than on candy."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups square oat cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate-covered raisins

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Cook until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved; stir until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cereal, oats and nuts. Drizzle with butter mixture; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 275° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cranberries and chocolate-covered raisins. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 625 calories, 32g fat (12g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 6g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • chambo5
    Apr 17, 2020

    This recipe is fantastic! My husband requests it all the time and takes it to work with him. I sometimes use dark chocolate peanuts or blueberries just to change it up!

  • Joyfrmf
    Apr 22, 2013

    Excellent snack!

  • dearjeni
    Jan 12, 2013

    I have made this SO many times & always get asked for the recipe! I usually make a double or triple batch... I substitute yogurt covered raisins for the chocolate chips & use half square oat cereal & half Life cereal

  • LaurenMann
    Jun 10, 2012

    It may taste good, but healthy...???

  • sdeb
    May 2, 2011

    Yummy! I brought this to a party & everyone loved it! I would make it again for sure :)

  • MelissaBendixen
    Apr 24, 2009

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  • Jennifer
    May 10, 2007

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  • Brenda
    Oct 23, 2006

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