Did you know that cherries contain melatonin  (milk does, too)? This semisweet recipe is geared toward helping you sleep.


1/4 c honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 TBSP canola oil

1 tsp orange zest

1/2 tsp apple pie spice

1/8 tsp salt

11/2 c puffed rice cereal

1 c regular rolled oats

1/2 c chopped pecans

1/4 c shredded coconut

1/2 c dried cherries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15x10x1 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl stir together the first six ingredients (through salt). Add cereal, oats, pecans, and coconut; stir to coat well. Spread cereal mixture in prepared pan.

Bake about 15 minutes or until golden; stirring after 10 minutes. Remove from pan, stir in cherries. Let cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.