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Bananas Foster Crunch Mix

Bananas Foster is one of my favorite desserts. So I thought that a crunchy, snackable version would be a hit. It is heated in the microwave and takes just a few minutes to make. —David Dahlman, Chatsworth, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 3 cups Cinnamon Chex
  • 2-1/4 cups pecan halves
  • 1-1/2 cups dried banana chips
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon banana extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Directions

  • Place the first 4 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl. Place butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Stir in extracts. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  • Microwave cereal mixture on high for 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread onto baking sheets to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 358 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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