Chocolate Crunch

Chocolate Crunch

Crunchy wheat cereal, pretzels and almonds coated in bittersweet chocolate makes an addictive sweet-salty snack.

From EatingWell: January/February 2009
Yield: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 5
Total Time: 35

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup Wheat Chex cereal, (2 ounces)
  2. 1 cup pretzel sticks broken in half, (2 ounces)
  3. 1/4 cup salted roasted almonds, (2 1/2 ounces)
  4. 3 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)

Preparation

Combine Chex, pretzels and almonds in a medium bowl. Drizzle with melted chocolate; stir to combine. Spread the mixture on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Tip: To melt chocolate: Microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Or place in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 218 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 397 mg sodium; 176 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 carbohydrate (other), 2 fat