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Fareway dietitian: Chex® Mix Recipes

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Cheesy Ranch Chex® Mix

Ingredients

9 cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex® or Wheat Chex® cereal (or combination)

2 cups bite-size pretzel twists

2 cups bite-size cheese crackers

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, pretzels and crackers. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated. Stir in dressing mix and cheese until evenly coated.

2. Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition1 Serving: Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 310mg; Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g); Protein 2g

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Chocolate Coffee Toffee Chex® Mix

Total Time: 15 min

Makes 40 servings (1/4 cup each)

4 cups Chocolate Chex® cereal insert images of these cereals

2 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal

1 cup bite-size pretzel twists

1 cup pecan halves

½ cup toffee bits

1 Tbsp. instant coffee granules or crystals

1 tsp. hot water

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

¼ cup Fareway unsalted butter

1 cup powdered sugar

In large bowl, MIX cereals, pretzels and pecans. SPRINKLE toffee bits on top of the cereal mixture. In small microwavable bowl, STIR coffee granules and water until coffee is dissolved. ADD chocolate chips and butter. MICROWAVE uncovered on High 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is smooth. POUR over cereal mixture; STIR until evenly coated. POUR into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. ADD powdered sugar. SEAL bag; SHAKE gently until well coated. SPREAD on waxed paper or foil to cool. STORE in airtight container.

Nutrition information per serving: 115 calories; 5.5 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 g trans fat; 2.5 mg cholesterol; 67 mg sodium; 15 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 1 g protein

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