December 7, 2008

Spiced Nuts 'n Chex® Mix

Chili powder and red pepper spice up this party-perfect mix—it will disappear quickly!

Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:25 min
Makes:16 servings (1/2 cup each)






The large bowl may become warm in the microwave—use hot pads and handle with care!


Ingredients
1/4cup sugar
1tablespoon chili powder
1/4teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4cup butter or margarine
2cups Corn Chex® cereal
2cups Rice Chex® cereal
2cups Wheat Chex® cereal
1can (11.5 oz) mixed nuts
Preparation Directions
-1.Oven Directions: Heat oven to 300°F. Mix sugar, chili powder and red pepper. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in cereals and nuts until evenly coated. Stir in sugar mixture until evenly coated. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
1.Mix sugar, chili powder and red pepper.
2.In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in cereal and nuts until evenly coated. Stir in sugar mixture until evenly coated.
3.Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
Oven Directions: Heat oven to 300°F. Mix sugar, chili powder and red pepper. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in cereals and nuts until evenly coated. Stir in sugar mixture until evenly coated. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 120); Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 290mg; Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 5g); Protein 5g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 6%; Iron 30% Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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