Introduction: Midnight Crunch Snack Mix
Do you ever crave something crunchy late at night? or when you are in the car, or walking the dog? I love something crunchy late at night. I heard this recipe on a audible book I am listening to. The series is the Hannah Swensen Mysteries by Joanna Fluke. The book is a series about a baker that seems to find a lot of mysteries to solve. She includes the recipes for the goodies she talks about at the end of almost each chapter. I heard this in the book - Devil's Food Cake Murder. The recipe is called "Imperial Cereal" in the book. I changed it a little for my family's tastes and the ingredients that I had.
Step 1: Ingredients
9 cups cereal (any cereal, I used Cheerios)
1/2 cups peanuts (any kind of nuts or combo to taste)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick salted butter)
1/4 cup orange juice concentrate (thawed)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup craisins
Butter Flavored Pam
Preheat oven 300 degrees
Lightly spray a large cookie sheet with Pam
Spread the cereal and nuts on the cookies sheet
In a microwave safe dish melt the butter and stir in brown sugar, when butter is completely melted stir in thawed orange juice. Drizzle over the cereal-nut mix and stir to cover all of the mix.
Step 2: Cook for 15 Minutes
Take out of the oven
Sprinkle the craisins over the mix
Stir, and let cool
Store in air tight container. I don't knowhow long it will last. I eat it all.