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Heart-y Antioxidant Almond Snack Mix

Heart-y Antioxidant Almond Snack Mix

Almond Board of California

Almond Board of California

Almonds, dried cranberries, and a mix of good-for-you cereal are coated with dark chocolate in this simple snack mix.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Line a large sheet pan with waxed paper. Place cereal and dried cranberries in a large resealable plastic bag. In a microwavable bowl, add chocolate chips, almond butter and enriched margarine spread (or butter). Microwave on High heat, uncovered, for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds; remove and stir until smooth.
  2. Pour chocolate mixture into plastic bag, seal and shake to coat evenly. Add almond flour, sliced almonds and confectioners sugar. Reseal and shake to coat. Spread mixture on waxed paper and cool completely. Refrigerate in an airtight container; mix can be stored for up to 1 week.
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TaraD
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TaraD

2/6/2012

Perfect for on the go!

TribePride
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TribePride

2/19/2012

Just made this, and it's very good! It's basically a health-ed up version of Chex Muddy Buddies, with the chocolate/nut butter/powdered sugar combo. It's not as sweet, but it's definitely still a good treat. I used Wheat Chex for the healthy whole wheat, and it tastes very good with the chocolate coating. The cranberries add a nice flavor as well, and while I'm more or less indifferent to almond flavor, I like that this recipe is getting me to eat them since they're good for you. I didn't bother to buy almond butter, though - I just used Smart Balance peanut butter instead (less expensive! Sorry, Almond Board of California), and used a bit less so the PB flavor wouldn't overwhelm the rest of the ingredients. I might even cut it down further the next time I make this; I like a stronger chocolate flavor. The only other change I made was to skip the whole "shake together in a bag" step and simply stirred everything into the bowl with the melted chocolate mixture to coat it. Worked perfectly and reduced waste. And to answer Karen's question - almond butter is basically like peanut butter; it's just made with almonds. It's not actual butter. If your grocery store doesn't have it in the same section as the peanut butter, you should be able to find some in the organic section, if your store has one. My Kroger carries several kinds of nut butters in its small organic section. But I honestly think peanut butter will work just as well if you can't find/don't want to buy almond butter.

girlonline
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girlonline

2/21/2012

This is really good, for a healthy alternative for the usual snack mix. Karen, almond butter is like peanut butter, but made with almonds instead. I buy mine at Trader Joe's.

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