Fruit and Nut Snack Mix

This is a favorite snack mix in our house.  I love the bite the cranberries give it, although any dried fruit will work.  This is a great recipe to let the little hands help with.  Luckily it goes together as quickly as it disappears.

Ingredients

1 (16.5 oz.) box bite size shredded wheat

4 cups nuts (peanuts are really good)

 4 cups Craisins or other dried berries

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup butter

4 teaspoons ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a saucepan, melt butter completely.  Add brown sugar stirring unti mixture coming just to a boil.  Remove from heat, add ginger and mix well. Add cereal and toss.  Pour onto a greased 15 X 10 X 1 baking sheet.  Bake for 15 mins. Remove pan from oven and add nuts. Stir and return to oven.  Continue baking for 10 minutes.  Cool completely.  Add fruit and toss.

Makes 18, 1/3 cup servings.

Prep time – 5 minutes,  Total Time – 30 minutes

This posted linked to Raising Homemakers

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