I want to thank my good friend and colleague, Cindy Held, MS, RD, LDN for sharing this delicious holiday recipe with me many years ago. We both make it year after year and get rave reviews. It’s an interesting twist on traditional snack mix and the rich flavor keeps you coming back for more. It’s quick and easy to make and great to take to holiday parties.
It’s made with shredded wheat, nuts and dried fruit, so it’s nutritious as well as delicious! I’ve used a variety of nuts and dried fruit. My favorites are marcona almonds, but if I don’t have these, I make candied pecans. The recipe calls for dried cranberries, or craisins, but I like dried cherries as well. I double this recipe, which uses a whole box of cereal.
Holiday Snack Mix
4 cups Post spoon-size shredded wheat, plain
1 cup nut
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon dried ginger
Microwave butter and brown sugar 1 – 2 minutes. Add ginger and pour over cereal. Mix well. Spread on a cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 325 degrees F. Add nuts and bake another 10 minutes. Cool and add dried cranberries. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite snack mix?