i like any of the snack mixes made with Rice Chex or Corn Chex. Chex even makes and sells some great combinations themselves now. i saw this recipe for a toasted cinnamon snack mix and couldn’t resist. It’s nice to have these around during the holidays to munch on when we’re okaying games and drinking beverages.
I melted the butter in a bowl in the microwave, stirred in the brown sugar, then microwaved it again. I stirred the mixture until the brown sugar had dissolved and it was sort of a caramel sauce.I poured the caramel over the rice cereal I’d placed in a large bowl. I stirred quickly to get all the the pieces covered.
Next I spread the coated cereal onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet. I used a spatula to get it spread out thinly, then sprinkled it with the cinnamon sugar.
When the mix was finished I let it cool before pouring it into a zippered storage bag. I was ready for game time!
We enjoyed the simple mix. So much flavor using very basic ingredients. The bonus was that Rice Chex was on sale that week and so it was a an inexpensive treat as well.
Note: this was so popular with my P.S. that he took it downstairs to his office and it never returned. Will make it more often!
Cinnamon Chex Snack Mix
Crispy, sweet cinnamon snacking mix!
- 8 cups Rice Chex
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 275°F. One baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together white sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
Melt the butter in the microwave. Stir in brown sugar. Microwave another 20 seconds, making sure it doesn’t boil over. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Place Chex in a large bowl. Pour sugar mixture over and stir until Chex is all coated.
Spread Chex onto parchment covered baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake for 45 minutes, stirring and turning every 15 minutes.
Cool and store in tightly covered container or zipped storage bag.
Adapted from One Little Project