It's been one of those you weren't chosen for that thing + your shoe squeaks + an all staff email WITH A TYPO kind of days.
Waah, waaah, etc. etc....okay, let's talk Chex Mix!
My mom made this recipe over Thanksgiving break and I loved it! Normally, there is really only one Chex mix recipe for me, and that is puppy chow (OMG I love that stuff), but I think this is a great treat...especially during a time of year that is saturated with chocolate-y, extra-sugary, super sweet and heavy desserts!
(Okay, I actually NEVER get tired of desserts in any form* but most people, such as my husband, do.)
Cheery Cranberry Orange Chex Mix
5 c Corn Chex
4 c Rice Chex
1 cup sliced almonds
¼ cup (half stick) of butter, melted
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup frozen orange juice concentrate (do not dilute)
½ c dried cranberries
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Mix cereals and almonds in very large bowl. Microwave butter, brown sugar and juice concentrate in a 1-cup microwave-safe cup, uncovered on HIGH for 30 seconds; stir until well blended. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into large ungreased roasting pan (takes a pretty large pan/roaster or two 9 x 13 pans would work well too). Bake uncovered 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Remove from oven, stir in cranberries, cool completely about 1 hour. (If you add cranberries before placing in oven, the mix will stick to bottom of pan, so not fun!). Store in airtight container or plastic food storage bag
*except cheesecake. Yes, I hate cheesecake. I repeat: I do not eat cheesecake. Most people find this unbelievable. It makes me want to gag. I hope we can still be friends.
p.s. Got a snack recipe to share? Do tell!