December 7, 2008

Reduced-fat Party Mix

3 tablespoons margarine or butter

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

3 cups corn cereal

3 cups rice cereal

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup pretzels

1 cup garlic-flavor, bite-size, fat-free bagel chips (or use regular flavor, or break up larger ones)

Heat oven to 250° F. Melt margarine in large roasting pan in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Microwave directions: Melt margarine in large, microwavable bowl, uncovered, on high. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on high for 5 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container. Time is approximate, since microwaves vary.

Makes 24 half-cup servings, each with 70 calories, 2 grams fat, 270 mg sodium and no cholesterol.

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