June 13, 2011 by Flora Dawn
I’ll be the first to admit, making a Chex Mix isn’t really my idea of baking; but what can I say, kids love them. Not only are they fun to eat, but they are also fun to prepare.
We saw the recipe for Snickerdoodle Mix on the side of a box and decided to give it a try. My four-year-old loved popping the popcorn and mixing the cinnamon and sugar. Helping prepare simple, gluten-free snacks is a great way to introduce kids to to cooking. And after several weeks of more complicated recipes that my teenager helped prepare, this simple Chex Mix was the perfect Kids Cook Monday recipe for my preschooler.
The original recipe has Chocolate Chex, although I think they would taste more like snickerdoodles without the chocolate. I think next time I’ll replace the Chocolate Chex with Rice Chex or another gluten-free Chex.
Snickerdoodle Chex Mix
The original recipe gave microwave directions, but I baked it in the oven.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
- 2 cups Chocolate Chex cereal
- 4 cups popped popcorn (about 1/4 cup popcorn kernals)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and stir to blend (We did this step while the popcorn was popping).
- In a large bowl, combine cereals and popped popcorn. Pour melted butter over mixture and stir to coat evenly, then pour cinnamon-sugar mixture on top and stir to evenly distribute.
- Pour mixture onto greased rimmed baking sheet or 9×13 pan and bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Allow to cool completely and store in airtight container or bag.