Appetizers

Spiced Cranberry Snack Mix

When snack time attacks, grab a handful of this spicy-sweet cereal mix with dried fruit for a healthful treat.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:
2 cups bite-size square whole-grain wheat cereal
1 cup bite-size square corn cereal
4 teaspoons trans-fat-free 67% vegetable oil butter spread, melted
1 teaspoon packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend or 1½ teaspoons packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon Chinese five-spice blend
½ cup dried cranberries

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Combine wheat and corn cereals in 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Stir together melted butter spread, sugar blend and five-spice blend. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture; gently toss until evenly coated. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking.
  3. Stir in cranberries; cool completely in pan on wire rack. Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.

Per Serving (½ cup):
calories: 150; 2.5 calories from fat
total fat: 2.5 g; 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat
cholesterol: 0 mg
sodium: 240 mg
total carbohydrates: 30 g
fiber: 3 g
sugars: 10 g
protein: 2 g; vitamins: vitamin A (8% DV), vitamin C (6% DV)
minerals: calcium (6% DV), iron (40% DV)
exchanges: 0.5 fruit, 1.5 starch

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