No Bake Cranberry Nut Clusters

Have you met my friend, Alejandra Ramos of Always Order Dessert?  Maybe you’ve seen her on a number of cooking segments on TV or on YouTube whippin’ up something tasty.  If you haven’t, let me tell you… she’s one hell of a chef with a sweet personality you’ll just love.

No-Bake Cranberry Nut Clusters | URBAN BAKES

We’ve met earlier this year at one of her events, A Sweet Escape and it was by far, one of the most relaxing three day weekends I have had in a long time.  Located in Plymouth Vermont, you get to enjoy the beautiful greenery, a calm atmosphere and best of all, meet people like you who have one major thing in common, FOOD!

Alejandra’s cooking is diverse and simply irresistible.  From buttery breakfast scones to perfectly seasoned soba noodles for lunch and mouthwatering shredded beef for dinner (just to name a few) this is an event you sure don’t want to miss and you don’t have to because…

It’s happening AGAIN!  Sweet Escape: Fall Flavors!  So exciting (clapping!)

No-Bake Cranberry Nut Clusters | URBAN BAKES

Currently, Alejandra’s away on vacation and offered me an opportunity to guest post for her and I couldn’t resist.  So I bring to you a little sweet treat, No-bake Cranberry Nut Clusters: a way to transform unwanted cereal into something tasty without having to throw your bland cereal out.  

After all, isn’t this what we already do with Rice Krispies® transforming this cereal into marshmallow treats and what about the plain ol’ Chex Mix®?  I often see this used as a base for an assortment of ‘puppy chow’ flavors.     

No-Bake Cranberry Nut Clusters | URBAN BAKES

This here is no different but it’s flavor is.   It’s one treat you’ll can’t get enough of and best part is, it’s one of the quickest and easiest recipes I’ve ever made other than ice creams.  From start to finish in less than 30 minutes, you can transform your cereal to one of the most delicious sweet and nutty cookie clusters without ever touching the oven!

Not bad for this unpredictable change of weather into the turn of the Fall season.  Call it breakfast or call it a snack, it’s one you can certainly make any day of the year.

No-Bake Cranberry Nut Clusters | URBAN BAKES
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No-Bake Cranberry Nut Clusters | URBAN BAKES

No Bake Cranberry Nut Clusters


  • Author: Connie
  • Total Time: 15 minnutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal or any cereal flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cashews, chopped or halved lengthwise
  • 6 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/8 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix cereal, cranberries and cashews; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, mix sugar, syrup and peanut butter. Bring to a boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour syrup over cereal mixture and mix until evenly coated.
  5. Drop 1/4 cup of mixture onto waxed paper and allow the clusters to cool completely.

Notes

Recipe can be doubled. If you don’t have this brand or flavor at home, try using other cereals such as Corn Flakes, Total, or Grape Nuts.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes

Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker Pockets: Fall Baking.

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