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Tijuana Tidbits


Crunchy, spicy and totally addictive - this fabulous blend of tortilla chips, popcorn, cereal and nuts is the ultimate party mix. Best of all, the recipe makes a big batch - plenty for lots of lucky munchers.


  • 4 cups tortilla chips, broken into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups Crispix cereal
  • 1 bag (3 to 3.5 ounce) microwave popcorn, popped (8 to 9 cups)
  • 1 can (12 ounce) mixed cocktail nuts
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper, optional


  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Combine tortilla chips, cereal, popcorn and nuts in large roasting pan.
  3. Combine corn syrup, butter, brown sugar, chili powder, cinnamon and red pepper (if using) in small saucepan; heat to boiling. Pour over cereal mixture in pan, stirring to coat.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and turn onto sheet of wax paper to cool.
  6. Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Yield: 18 cups

Posted by Chyrel at Recipe Goldmine 5/15/02 10:17:43 am.

Source: Ladies' Home Journal


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