Chocolate Crunch

Friday, February 6, 2009

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

Makes 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each

ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes


  • 1 cup Wheat Chex cereal (2 ounces)

  • 1 cup pretzel sticks broken in half (2 ounces)

  • 1/4 cup salted roasted almonds (2 1/2 ounces)

  • 3 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)

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.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 218 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 397 mg sodium; 176 mg potassium.

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

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.

MAKE AHEAD TIP: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.