Chocolate Crunch

Chocolate Crunch

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009

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

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup Wheat Chex cereal, (2 ounces)
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks broken in half, (2 ounces)
  • ¼ cup salted roasted almonds, (2½ ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)


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  1. 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.
  • 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 information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 220 calories; 10 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 33 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 229 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 167 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 56 mg calcium; 6 mg iron; 365 mg sodium; 134 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (57% daily value), Iron (33% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

Reviews 5

May 30, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Disappointed Very disappointed in lack of flavor. Can't really taste almonds or chex. Can only taste pretzels and chocolate. The weight of first three ingredients is given which is nice. But they are also the ingredients that wold be easiest to measure by volume. The chocolate chips weight is not given and the amount is only given in tablespoons. Who ever heard of trying to measure chocolate chips in tablespoons?? How many chips can you get in a tablespoon measure? They are the most important to have the weight given, but it isn't. Could get past that but there's a lot better chex mix recipes on Pros: Only four ingredients Cons: Not much taste, chocolate chips ingredient given in tablespoons
November 09, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is delicious and I am not a huge chocolate fan! I made this last night for my bf as a sweet treat for him to have instead of ice cream and I couldn't stop eating it myself. Quick and easy!
November 04, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
A lady at my church makes this with White Chocolate and peanuts, and it's addicting! Whenever our youth would take a trip, she'd send a HUGE container along, and it would be gone fast!
May 03, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I am a huge chocolate covered pretzel fan. This recipe was a way for me to get my chocolate covered pretzel fix without having to dip the pretzels and there is added fiber from the cereal. Perfect snack food!
December 03, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
This is the perfect busy woman's party food! I was grazing the site to find a semi-healthy, quick delicious treat to take to a party the next day. Since I was working the night before and the morning of the party, I needed a short ingredient list so I could get out of Walmart ASAP. Chocolate Crunch satisfies all of the above! One modification-I doubled the recipe to make sure I had enough for everyone, especially since it truely is addictive. And instead of six tablespoons of chocolate, I used about eight. Can't wait to show up with this modern twist of a classic chex mix!
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