Orange Snack Mix with Dried Cranberries

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Orange snack mix with dried cranberries and nuts is the perfect amount of sweet with a touch of tang. A quick and easy go to snack recipe. You can bag this up and take it with you wherever you are headed!

 Orange Snack Mix with dried Cranberries Orange Snack Mix with dried Cranberries

Orange Snack Mix with Dried Cranberries

I love nostalgic food. Snack mix made with that checkered cereal is one of my favorites. To this day, my Momma still makes the best! One Christmas when my girls were little, I decided we would all make some new nostalgic food for the Holidays. So many treats were born. Even now, they look forward to our “goodie making” time during Christmas.

We make a great mix at Christmas but it got me wanting to toy with more ideas. Taking some of the flavors and textures that I love, this recipe was born. It is a wonderful little snack to keep with you all of the time. It also will delight any lunchbox holder when they find it inside too!

How do you make Orange Snack mix?

~ Ingredients ~

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 6 ounces of dried cranberries

  • 4 cups Chex cereal, any kind. I used corn.

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 8 ounces of cashews

~ Method ~

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine cereal and nuts, mixing well. Spread in a large roasting pan. In a broiler, melt butter with orange juice and brown sugar. Do not boil.

  2. Pour over cereal and nut mixture and stir to coat all well. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Paying careful attention not to burn.

  3. Remove from oven and add cranberries, stir and allow to cool. Mix will harden a bit once cooled. Break apart and store in an airtight container or place in baggies for on the go snacking.

 

I have a rather large sheet cake pan I like to use for this. It has sides that hold the butter mixture in. I also like to spread out on a flat sheet pan to cool. It’s handy but not necessary.

No matter how you cool this, it is still fantastic!

Orange Snack mix with dried cranberries

I think it is the perfect little snack. Easy to whip up with easy, readily found ingredients and a cinch to cook and store.

You can also add things you like to this recipe. I bet dried pineapple chunks would put it right over the top!

As always, we would love it if you shared this recipe with your family and friends. Over to the side on this post and all of the others are handy dandy share buttons. We would sure be grateful if you shared the love!

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Orange Snack Mix with Dried Cranberries

Orange Snack Mix with Dried Cranberries

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Orange snack mix with dried cranberries and nuts is the perfect amount of sweet with a touch of tang. A quick and easy go to snack recipe. You can bag this up and take it with you wherever you are headed!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces of dried cranberries
  • 4 cups Chex cereal, any kind. I used corn.
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 8 ounces of cashews

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine cereal and nuts, mixing well. Spread in a large roasting pan. In a broiler, melt butter with orange juice and brown sugar. Do not boil.
  2. Pour over cereal and nut mixture and stir to coat all well. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Paying careful attention not to burn.
  3. Remove from oven and add cranberries, stir and allow to cool. Mix will harden a bit once cooled. Break apart and store in an airtight container or place in baggies for on the go snacking.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 249Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 10mgSodium 228mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 17gProtein 4g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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