04409250 is referenced by 75 patents and cites 28 patents.

Disclosed are food compositions and methods for preparing sugary coated puffed snack products upon simple heating of the food compositions in a consumer microwave oven. The food compositions comprise a plurality of puffable farinaceous dough puff pieces or pellets and a puffing media throughout which the puff pieces or pellets are dispersed. The puffing media comprises from about 40% to 95% by weight of a nutritive carbohydrate sweetening agent and from about 5% to 10% moisture. The weight ratio of puffing media to puff pieces ranges between about 4:1 to 0.1:1. The water activity of the food compositions is less than about 0.75. The method for making a coated snack comprises forming a gelatinized dough, shaping the dough into pieces, partially drying the pieces, dispersing the pieces throughout a puffing media to form a puffing media/piece matrix, and microwave heating the matrix to simultaneously puff the pieces and to enrobe the pieces with the fluidized puffing media.

Title
Method for preparing sugar coated, puffed snacks upon microwave heating
Application Number
6/43572
Publication Number
4409250
Application Date
May 29, 1979
Publication Date
October 11, 1983
Inventor
Dean E Franssell
Minneapolis
MN, US
Charles A Anker
Minneapolis
MN, US
Glenn J Van Hulle
Brooklyn Park
MN, US
Agent
John A O Toole
Gene O Enockson
Assignee
General Mills
MN, US
IPC
A21D 8/06
A21D 8/02
A21D 2/36
A21D 2/18
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