Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Rockford, Illinois

Chai Crunch

All the flavors of exotic chai tea are here in a crunchy snack mix.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 22
 

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup honey
1
teaspoon instant nonfat dry milk or non-dairy original-flavor creamer, if desired*
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon dried orange peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
cups Corn Chex™ Cereal
3
cups Wheat Chex™ Cereal
3
cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ Cereal
1
cup dried banana chips
1 1/2
cups sliced almonds

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in honey, dry milk, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange peel and vanilla until well mixed.
  • 2 In 15x11-inch roasting pan, mix all remaining ingredients. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture; toss until evenly coated.
  • 3 Bake at 300°F. for 45 to 60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Pour mixture onto waxed paper or paper towels. Cool 15 minutes before serving. Store in tightly covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in honey, dry milk, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange peel and vanilla until well mixed.
  • 2 In 15x11-inch roasting pan, mix all remaining ingredients. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture; toss until evenly coated.
  • 3 Bake at 300°F. for 45 to 60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Pour mixture onto waxed paper or paper towels. Cool 15 minutes before serving. Store in tightly covered container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

*For spicy flavor, omit dried milk or creamer. If dried milk is used, flavor will be less spicy and a little sweeter.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.