Cranberry-Nut Cinnamon Chex Mix

I found this recipe on the back of the Cinnamon Chex box, and it is too good not to share.

It has an awesome combination of flavors, especially the hint of orange.

I followed the directions that can be found on http://www.chex.com, but I did make one change. Instead of using 6 cups of Cinnamon Chex, I used 4 cups of Cinnamon Chex and 2 cups of plain Rice Chex, so the sweetness wouldn’t be too overwhelming.

To start, put 4 cups Cinnamon Chex, 2 cups Rice Chex, and 1 cup of chopped walnuts in a microwave safe bowl.

In a separate, smaller microwave safe bowl, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Microwave for two minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir the mixture together.

Then, pour this heated mixture evenly over the cereal and walnut mixture.

Microwave on high for five minutes, stirring every two minutes.

Remove from microwave, and then add 1/2 cup dried cranberries.

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or foil, and then spread the mix out on the cookie sheet. Let cool, and then enjoy!

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Peanut Party Mix

This party mix will make you say “nom, nom, nom” as you inhale it by the handful. It’s great for large groups of people, or just to have around the house.

For this recipe, you will need:

corn chex, goldfish crackers, salt, butter, peanut butter, peanuts, M&Ms, Worcestershire sauce, garlic

In a large bowl, mix together 3 cups of corn chex and 3 cups of goldfish crackers.

Next, add in 2 cups of peanuts.

Mix together well, then set aside.

In a pan, melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup peanut butter over medium heat. Be careful not to burn it!

Add 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, a dash of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.

 Pour the melted mixture over the dry ingredients.

Mix together well, until all the pieces are covered.

Spread the mixture out on a cookie sheet, and bake for 1 hour at 25o degrees, stirring occassionally.

Take out of the oven, and let it cool completely. When it is cool, add one large bag of M&Ms and mix well.

Dig in and enjoy!