Double Checks, and Chex


It’s the party mix time of year … and I’ve been testing out some of the great ideas on the back of our Chex boxes with a few minor changes for my family:

GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE – CHEX HONEY NUT CHERRY CRUNCH (or cranberry, or cran-orange)

4.5 cups of Honey Nut Chex

4.5 cups or Rice Chex

2 cups of Raw Cashews

1/4 cup Organic Brown sugar or Sucanat

1/4 cup butter or non-dairy organic substitute

1/4 cup pure honey

1 tsp. salt

1 cup dried fruit (I used Trader Joes dried Cranberries)

1/4 cup raw sesame seeds

Set oven to 400 degrees.  In a large roaster I tossed the nuts and cereal.  In a pan on the stove, I combined sugar, butter, honey and salt.  After melted and smooth, I poured over cereal mixture and stirred until evenly coated.  I placed the open pan in the oven – stirring every 3-5 minutes for 12-15 minutes.

Spread on wax paper to cool and store in an air tight container.  I made this and the next day – it was gone.  My husband asked me not to make it again for a few days – as he over ate it.  The next one I’m going to try is Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch.  YUM!

Here are the brown "sugar" options we use at our house.  Both are great.

Here are the brown “sugar” options we use at our house. Both are great.

Also, a short update on my biopsy that is still in Chicago awaiting it’s second reading from my endoscopy in April… A call back yesterday informed me that they are awaiting another expert to double check “something” and is in a holding place until then.  The nurse said they see something that is conflicting with the original report. (Hmmmm)  Hopefully I will hear more next week.  Because really… what’s ANOTHER week – at this point?  😉

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”

Romans 8:25

Posted on December 8, 2012, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Diet, Food To Try, Truth and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So creative! People go crazy for presents like these:)

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