This snack mix is a nutritious take on the sweet party mix often referred to as ‘puppy chow.’ With less butter, less sugar and more fibre and antioxidants, this version doesn’t have to be reserved just for parties.
Line a large sheet pan with waxed paper. Place cereal and dried cranberries in a large resealable plastic bag.
In a microwavable bowl, add chocolate chips, almond butter and enriched margarine spread (or butter). Microwave on high heat, uncovered, for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds; remove and stir until smooth.
Pour chocolate mixture into plastic bag, seal and shake to coat evenly. Add almond flour, sliced almonds and confectioners' sugar. Reseal and shake to coat.
Spread mixture on waxed paper and cool completely. Refrigerate in an airtight container; mix can be stored for up to 1 week.
Per serving for 18 1/2-cup (125 ml) servings: 237 calories, 13.3 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 5.7 g monounsaturated fat, 3.9 g polyunsaturated fat), 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g fibre, 94 mg calcium, 65 mg magnesium, 148 mg sodium, 226 mg potassium, 3 g vitamin E