Wintry Weather Chex Party Mix

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Wintry Weather Chex Party Mix

Wintry Weather Chex Party Mix

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Cook Time 6 mins
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  • 10 cups Wheat Chex® cereal (or gluten-free alternative such as corn or rice Chex® or combination)
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (or shelled pistachio nuts)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 cups dried pears , chopped (if unable to find, substitute dried tart/green apples)
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  • In large microwaveable bowl, mix cereal and nuts.
  • In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, stir together oil, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and honey.
  • Microwave 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add cardamom to sugar mixture and stir until combined.
  • Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Microwave uncovered for 3 minutes, stirring and scraping bowl after every minute.
  • Stir in dried fruit and coconut.
  • Microwave uncovered for 1 minute.
  • Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, at least 15 minutes, and lightly sprinkle with salt to taste.
  • Once cooled, stir in chocolate chips.
  • Store in airtight container.


If you have a smaller microwave, you will likely need to divide recipe in half and microwave in batches.
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