Italian Chex® Mix (GF)

Italian Chex Mix

Chex® cereal goes Italian when mixed with balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning and garlic.


  • 8 cups Rice Chex® cereal (gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup salted soy nuts (roasted soybeans)
  • 3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 bag (3 ounces) fat-free butter-flavor microwave popcorn, popped
  • 1/3 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, mix cereal and soy nuts.
  3. In small bowl, mix oil, vinegar, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring to coat. Stir in popcorn until well mixed. Spread in ungreased large roasting pan.
  4. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in cheese until well mixed. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until mixture is toasted.
  6. Spread on waxed paper to cool, about 10 minutes. (Cereal will crisp as it cools.)
  7. Store in airtight container.

Prep Time: 10 Min | Total Time: 50 Min | 32 servings (1/2 cup each)

If aiming for a gluten free snack, always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free, as products and ingredient sources can change.

Make this snack the day before your get-together. Store in smaller airtight containers or snack bags for easier packing or on-the-go snacking.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft)

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 20), Total Fat 2g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 105mg; Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g), Protein 1g

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Pillsbury

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