Tropical Chex Mix Recipe, Add Some Tropical to Your Holiday Snacking

I always like trying new recipes, but when General Mills sent me a recipe for Tropical Chex Mix, I wasn't so excited about it. I'm not a big fan of dried fruit, and "Tropical" is a nice description for a vacation resort, but for a snack mix? I wasn't so sure.

But, in a moment of adventure, I figured why not get wild and crazy and make something a little different!

And, I'm glad that I did! I really liked the sweet flavor. I still had to eat around the dried fruit because it's still not my thing, but the Chex and the Macadamias were DELICIOUS! They were sweet with a nice touch of pineapple and coconut.

I took some of it to work and everyone loved it. (Even the dried fruits)

So, if you don't mind dried fruits, or you know people that like dried fruits, give this recipe a try. It's very easy and quite good! If you've been looking for something different to bring to a holiday get together, this could be just the thing.

8cups Rice Chex® cereal
1cup shredded coconut, if desired
1cup dried banana chips
1package (7 oz) dried tropical fruit mix
1jar (3 oz) macadamia nuts
3tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4cup packed brown sugar
1/4cup frozen (thawed) pineapple or orange juice concentrate (I used a pina colada mixer)

In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, coconut, banana chips, tropical fruit mix and nuts.

In microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown sugar and pineapple juice concentrate. Microwave uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until hot; stir. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown.

Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

If I make it again I will probably add more macadamia nuts and coconut, and maybe some white chocolate chips, too! Along with being a good snack for holiday parties, you could also make some in small bags for gifts for neighbors, or co-workers.

If you shop at Publix, Don't miss these savings.

11/14—12/31: Save $1.00 off 2 Chex cereals, find coupon in the “All The Trimmings” coupon booklet, available now until 12/31/13 in Publix stores.
12/12—12/18: BOGO on the following Chex cereals:
  • 14.25oz Chocolate Chex
  • 13.75oz Apple Cinn Chex
  • 13.5oz Cinn Chex
  • 14oz Corn Chex
  • 13.8oz Honey Nut Chex
  • 12.8oz Rice Chex
  • 14oz Wheat Chex
  • 13.5oz Vanilla Chex

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disclosure: I received the items to make this recipe for free. All opinions are my own.

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