1/2 c butter or margarine
1/2 c honey
1/2 tsp ground cardamom (I love cardamom and used extra)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (couldn't find mine - used mace)
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp dried orange peel
1 tsp vanilla
3 c. corn chex cereal
3 c. wheat chex cereal
3 c. honey nut cheerios
1 c. dried banana chips
1 1/2 sliced almonds (I used half almonds and half pecans)
Heat oven to 300 f. IN 1 qt saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in honey, and spices & vanilla. Stir until well mixed.
In a 15 x 11" roasting pan mix all remaining ingredients. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture and toss until evenly coated.
Bake at 300 for 45 to 60 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Pour mixture on to wax paper and cool 15 minutes (like that'll happen
) before serving. Store in a tightly covered container.
Bob and I are thinking a batch of this a week, at least. I may just mix up a jar of the spice mix and keep it handy so that I can just grab it and whip up a batch.
The last time I made it I added some dried tropical fruit "chips" - not so good. I am thinking of trying coconut.