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Chex* Moroccan Crunch

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Chex* Moroccan Crunch
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 21
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Celebrate the C's (cumin, coriander and cinnamon) and the captivating flavour they create in this Chex* snack with the sweetness of fruit and honey.
May 21, 2012

Ingredients

  • 8 cups (2 L) Rice Chex* Cereal
  • 2 cups (500 mL) almonds
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried mint leaves, if desired
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped dried fruits, currants or raisins
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) honey, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In large microwaveable bowl, mix cereal and almonds; set aside.
  • 2
    In small microwaveable bowl, microwave butter on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  • 3
    Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown. Stir in dried fruits and ginger. Drizzle with honey. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Purchasing: Look for crystallized ginger in the produce area or with the spices or substitute with 1 tablespoon ground ginger.
  • Tip 2
    OVEN DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals and almonds; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Stir in dried fruits and ginger. Drizzle with honey. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information

180 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 18g Total Carbs, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 21 Servings (1/2 cup each)
Calories
180
Total Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
200mg
Total Carbs
18g
Dietary Fiber
3g
Sugars
5g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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