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Margarita Chex Fiesta Mix

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine*
  • 2 tablespoons tequila or lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 envelopes (from 3.3-ounce package) instant margarita mix (dry)
  • 4 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup pretzel twists
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter in large roasting pan in oven. Stir in tequila, seasoned salt, red pepper and margarita mix.
  3. Stir in cereals, nuts and pretzels until evenly coated.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in dried cranberries. Spread on paper towels to cool.
  6. Store in airtight container.

Yield:10 cups

* If using margarine spread, use only stick variety that has more than 65 percent vegetable oil.