Caroline Wright

VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter and Jelly Chex Mix

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We’ve given plenty of recipes a PB&J spin, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! In this snack mix recipe, we mixed in strawberry jam along with our Smooth Operator peanut butter to evoke the taste of everyone’s favorite sandwich. Dehydrated strawberries and salted peanuts add different textures which make the mix even more appetizing!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 15-20 servings

Ingredients

12 cups (12-ounce box) unsweetened rice cereal, such as ChexTM Mix*
1 (9-ounce) can jumbo salted peanuts
1/2 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons strawberry jam
3 cups freeze-dried strawberries

*You may also use their corn or wheat cereal varieties

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Place cereal and peanuts in a large heatproof bowl and line two large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment.

2. Combine peanut butter, butter, sugar, honey, and jam in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to melt butter and peanut butter; pour hot mixture over cereal and toss to coat. Divide cereal among baking sheets, spreading it out in a single layer.

3. Bake cereal mixture 15 minutes; use a spatula to toss cereal on hot pan. Return mixture to oven and bake until syrup is no longer wet and cereal mixture is golden brown, about 5 more minutes. Let cool completely on wire racks. Toss strawberries into cereal mixture. Store in airtight containers up to 3 days.

This recipe was independently commissioned and recipe-tested by Peanut Butter & Co. Chex is a trademark of General Mills Inc. Used with permission.

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VIDEO RECIPE: Peanut Butter and Jelly Chex Mix