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Berry Bunny Love Chex Mix ♥

Berry Love Bunny Chex Mix

This would probably be the perfect chex mix to make for Valentine’s Day, but I am making it in November. Go fig.

I was going to make the Chex Apple Pie Snack Mix, but the dried apples I THOUGHT I had must have gotten eaten. So I improvised with what I have. I have a lot of love in my heart today, so this seems really fitting.

November is the month when I take a moment every day to think about what I am grateful for and today I am grateful for you. I started my blog in July … now 101 posts and 2,026 facebook likes later, I am just amazed at where this has taken me and so incredibly grateful to have met each and every one of you. It’s been an incredible, inspiring journey.

Thank you for being here. 

You will really love this snack mix. It is so tasty. I gave my daughter some and she told me to take it away before she ate it all.

Berry Bunny Love Chex Mix ♥

Ingredients:

  • 3 c. Cinnamon chex
  • 2 c. Rice chex
  • 1 c. bunny or teddy graham cookies (I used Annie’s Bunny Grahams)
  • 2 c. strawberry fiber heart-shaped cereal (I used the Fiberwise Strawberry Crunch cereal from Melaleuca, but I think Kashi has a heart-shaped cereal as well. You can sub out another cereal for this one if you prefer. I just like hearts! ♥)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds (optional)
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. apple juice concentrate
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 T. ginger sugar (This is from my candied ginger recipe … if you don’t have any ginger sugar, just use 1/4 t. ginger in its place)
  • 1 1/2 c. sweetened dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the cereals, graham cookies, and almonds. (My daughter didn’t want me to use nuts in this mix so I left them out of this batch.)
  2. In a separate smaller bowl, mix the cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, juice concentrate, vegetable oil and ginger sugar. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds, then stir again. And then microwave it again for 30 seconds and stir once again. The mixture should be hot and bubbly.
  3. Drizzle the juice mixture over the cereal mixture, stirring to coat all the pieces evenly. (I drizzled a bit, then stirred a bit, then drizzled a bit, then stirred a bit.)
  4. Microwave uncovered on high for 2 minutes. Take out the bowl and stir. Microwave again for 2 minutes. Stir again. Microwave for 1 more minute.
  5. Stir in the cranberries and spread the mix out on a cookie sheet to cool.
  6. Store in a tightly covered container.

Berry Bunny Love Chex Mix

This recipe was shared at Katherine Martinelli’s Easter Blog Hop.

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7 responses

  1. I love the purples in this mix…and you picked healthy alternatives. Yum!

    November 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you! I was trying to make something healthier for the bake sale.

      November 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm

  2. Awww, too cute. Little kids would love this! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week.

    November 6, 2011 at 11:09 pm

  3. Pat

    I didn’t know you could get bunny shaped grahams. This is a cute idea and recipe. Pat

    November 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    • Ann

      They are the Annie’s Organic Homegrown Totally Natural Bunny Grahams–you might look in the health food section of your grocery store. Sometimes they hide them there.

      November 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

  4. Amy

    This is a good idea,thanks linking with my event…

    November 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm

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