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Healthified Sweet Almond Snack Mix

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39% less calories • 40% less saturated fat than the original recipe. Coat cereal, nuts, pretzels, and dried fruit with a buttery brown sugar glaze. Pack this mix in school lunches or share it at the office.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
4
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
3
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
2
cups pretzel knots
2/3
cup sliced almonds
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter
2
tablespoons light-color corn syrup
1/8
teaspoon baking soda
3/4
cup dried sweetened orange-flavor cranberries
3/4
cup dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries

Directions

  • 1 Lightly coat a large piece of foil with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large roasting pan, toss together cereals, pretzels, and almonds; set aside.
  • 2 Preheat oven to 300ºF. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just begins to bubble. Continue cooking at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture; stir gently to coat.
  • 3 Bake for 15 minutes; stir cereal mixture and bake for 5 minutes more. Remove from oven; stir in dried fruit. Spread on prepared foil to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 70
  • Fat Reduced By 2 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 1g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
2 tablespoons butter Nonstick cooking spray
4 cups coarsely broken graham crackers 4 cups Corn Chex® cereal
3 cups animal crackers 3 cups Rice Chex® cereal
2/3 cup chopped candied almonds 2/3 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter 1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons light-color corn syrup 2 tablespoons light-color corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
180 (before)
110 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
2 1/2 g (before)
1 1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
6 g (before)
3 1/2 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/16/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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