California Raisin Squares

Finding a healthy dessert that guests will eat can be difficult. But dietician Neva Cochran has created California Raisin Squares, a recipe that will be a hit at your next dinner party.

Try this nutritious dry food recipe


Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup margarine or butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Pinch garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
4 drops hot pepper sauce
3 cups (6 ounces) thin pretzel sticks
5 cups assorted prepared cereal squares and/or puffs
1/2 cup California raisins
1/2 cup California golden raisins

Preheat oven to 300°F. Coat a large, shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix margarine, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and hot pepper sauce together. Cover and microwave on high for about one minute or until margarine is almost melted. Stir together and set aside. Measure pretzel sticks, cereal squares and puffs into the baking pan. Drizzle with seasoning, lifting and stirring to coat as evenly as possible. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring once in awhile to prevent burning. When mixture is crisp, stir in raisins and set aside to cool. Store in an airtight container. Makes 14 half-cup servings.

150 calories, 2 grams fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g protein; 32 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 41 mg sodium

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