Recipe: Chicago party mix

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Chicago Party Mix Recipe
Serves 28 (1/2 cup each)

Ingredients:

3 cups Toasted Corn cereal
3 cups Toasted Wheat cereal
2 cups Toasted Rice cereal
2 cups Reduced-Fat bite-size square cheese crackers, divided
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar or molasses
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

Directions:

1. In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereals and 1 cup cheese crackers; set aside.

2. Place butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir; microwave on HIGH until bubbling. Remove from microwave; stir in baking soda. Mixture will foam a little, but keep mixing until baking soda is dissolved. Pour mixture over the cereal and crackers; stir until fully coated.

3. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes, stirring after every minute. Spread coated mixture on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Let cool for about 5 minutes to let caramel fully harden. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup cheese crackers and the 3 cups popcorn.

Nutrition per serving: 100 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber, 7 g sugars), 1 g protein. Recipe adapted from General Mills.

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