If you are anything like me and my Chex Mix loving family, you might just have a few boxes of Chex cereal still laying around. I had this sweet version of Chex Mix at a friend’s house and totally embarrassed myself by eating way too much of it. I made this in my slow cooker, but I’m not sure it’s totally necessary to cook it for a long time. I would say 30 minutes to an hour would suffice. Nothing really browns up and the mixture comes together once it cools.
If you need to buy sesame seeds (like I did), skip the spice aisle and go to the Asian section. You will get four times as mine seeds for less cost. The original recipe calls for 2 cups rice cereal and 2 cups honey nut cereal, but I used a mixture of rice and corn cereal. Feel free to mix and match!
- 4 heaping cups of Chex cereal (mix and match as desired)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup honey (local, raw preferred)
- 1 cup raw toasted almonds
- 1 cup cashews
- ¼ cup (plus) toasted sesame seeds
- 1 C dried cherries cut in half, you can also use cranberries
- ½ teaspoon salt
- In a small pan, met butter. Add brown sugar, honey and salt and stir until sugar dissolves.
- Combine cereal and nuts in a large bowl.
- Add butter mixture to the cereal/nut mixture. Stir to coat well.
- Put mixture in the crock of a slow cooker. Add sesame seeds and stir.
- Cook on low for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
- Spread on parchment or foil lined pan to cool.
- Pack mixture down to make it more like bark, leave it lumpy to break up easily.