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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


  • 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


  • 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.
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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  • IdaAnnie
    Mar 4, 2014

    This is absolutely delicious! I don't care for the flavor of rum so I substituted vanilla but that is the only change I made. The only problem I have with this recipe is it just doesn't last long enough and I have to keep making it!

  • grjen
    Nov 15, 2013

    Made this recipe as listed except substituted walnuts for pecans. Would be delicious with peanuts too. Will definitely make this again but sauce overflowed in microwave on high. Makes a delicious, sweet mix.

  • youellsy
    Aug 4, 2013

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  • shecooksalot
    Jan 13, 2013

    Loved this mix! Tasty and easy. I probably would decrease the number of pecans (personal preferance), but this was really yummy!!

  • JZAnderson
    Jul 17, 2012

    Very tasty - I used less pecans - (pricey) and more banana chips (snapped in half the larger slices. I also baked mine for 30 minutes in a 300 degree oven stirring every 10 minutes. I like the baked flavor and think the nuts are better with a little roasting. Very Yummy!

  • kafaughn
    Jun 27, 2012

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  • sd20
    Nov 15, 2011

    So easy and delicious! Family loved it!

  • Pooh565
    Nov 5, 2011

    I too love Bananas Foster and this taste so close to it. I made it the other night, took it into work and it was gone before noon!

  • mloncaric
    Sep 25, 2011

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  • rhonda1
    Sep 22, 2011

    I can't begin to tell you how many times I have made this since getting this recipe. Have so many ask me for the recipe. My oldest daughter is in college and I make it and send it by the bags full to her and her friends. This is great, you can't stop eating it.