Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday Treatz

CHEX CEREAL RECIPES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(Note--now is a great time to stock up on your favorite Chex cereals- the big box store
has many flavors for $2 a box, almost half price. Stock up for the rest of the year,
the boxes have a long shelf life.)

Holiday Time is time to use Chex Cereal in all kinds of recipes!
Our favorite is 'Puppy' Chow for a sweet treat, Chex Mix is the favorite
salty treat, but the following is a yum addition to the menu.
The recipe is from the Chex cereal website. Check it out for more recipes:

CLICK HERE

Cheesy Ranch Chex® Mix

Enjoy this tasty snack that’s highlighted with the popular flavor of ranch dressing.
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
  • 1/2 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.

  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Tips

Variation

Go ahead and add some peanuts or mixed nuts to the mix—about 1 cup would be just enough!
Special Touch
Need clever gift wrapping ideas for this 15-minute recipe? Check out Mix & Mingle with Chex® Party Mix.

Nutrition

1 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
% Daily Value*:J Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 20%
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 1
MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils

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