Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix is one of the tastiest snacks. Since it’s made in the microwave, it’s quick and easy!
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Yesterday was our 15th anniversary. I still can’t believe we’ve been married for 15 years. It’s so crazy how quickly those years fly by. We’ve been together for a little over 17 years, which is even stranger sounding to me.
We met and fell in love when Kayla was two, and we’ve sort of been hooked on one another ever since. Kayla and I are extremely lucky that God put him in our lives, because he has been an amazing husband and father.
Although they butted heads more often than not, Kayla thanked him recently for everything that he has done for her. (that was that whole Navy boot camp, making you appreciate your life thing) He stepped in when her father didn’t have anything to do with her, and he never let us go hungry.
Then Kelsie came along, and I fell in love with him even more. It’s funny how having kids can do that to you.
We didn’t celebrate yesterday. Instead we spent the evening in the vets office with our 14 year old lab. We had to make the tough decision of putting her down.
The past year or so her health has been declining with arthritis. She couldn’t get around as great as she once could. Although there would be random days where she would sprint across the yard, having fun.
However, over the last couple of days, we think she might have had a stroke. I knew this day was coming and have been preparing myself. But that didn’t make it any easier.
I think my mindset was in a better place, but Zack really took it hard. He couldn’t call and make the appointment at the vets office. It was hard.
We are however, celebrating this weekend! Kelsie is on a youth retreat, leaving this afternoon, and we are gonna enjoy dinner out, movies that aren’t family friendly (like Dead Pool,) and just enjoy being together.
This is only one of a few times Kelsie has spent the weekend away from home. I know that it’s going to be super hard on her, and ME, but I know this is good for all of us.
She will have a blast! I remember my youth retreat fairly well, and it was a lot of fun.
Enough rambling on….I could have written more, but I want to share this Cinnamon Sugar Chex Mix with y’all!
We love having random crunchy snacks in the house. Don’t get me wrong, crackers and chips are wonderful to munch on, but sometimes you just want something homemade.
This is probably why I make Chex Mixes all the time. I have several that I’ve shared with y’all, and I’ll link them all at the bottom, but today we are talking about a snack mix that tastes like my favorite childhood cereal, AND that is perfect for the fall and winter with that warm spice, cinnamon.
We had this in the house while Kayla was home and she said that they tasted like Churros. I can promise you that, even though I’ve never attempted to make churros, this is far easier to make.
For this recipe you’ll only need a few ingredients and a microwave. Yep, no oven for this recipe. Which means that you can make this one in the barracks (KAYLA!!) or a dorm room.
Can I use other cereals?
We used rice here, but you can add corn and or wheat to the mix.
How long does cinnamon sugar chex mix last?
Not long! Well, at least not long in our home. We are constantly snacking on it.
However, if stored in an air tight container, on the counter top, it should last up to two weeks.
What else can I add to this chex mix?
With this sweet mix, I think salty like pretzels or roasted peanuts would be great.
Here are some other great chex mixes:
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tablespoon cinnamon
- 4 cups Cinnamon Chex Cereal
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- Mix together the cinnamon and sugar, set aside.
- In a large bowl add the cereal, and toss with the melted butter, thoroughly coating.
- Place in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.
- Pour the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top, and toss to coat evenly. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and pour onto wax paper (or similar), and allow to cool and dry. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g
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