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Peppy Chex Party Mix

Peppy Chex Party Mix

The classic party mix you love gets a spicy makeover in this recipe with the added splash of red pepper sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons red pepper sauce
  • 3 cups Corn Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup bite-size pretzels
  • 1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips, or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven.
  3. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and pepper sauce.
  4. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated.
  5. Bake uncovered 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes.
  7. Store in airtight container.

Yield: 24 servings (1/2 cup each)

Do-Ahead Tip: Get a jump start on your party preparations. Make this snack up to 2 weeks ahead and store it tightly covered in the freezer or at room temperature.

Health Twist: If your goal is to reduce fat in recipes (and whose isn't these days?), use 3 tablespoons margarine, omit the mixed nuts and use fat-free bagel chips.

1 Serving: Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 330mg; Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g); Protein 3g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 4%; Iron 25%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1

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

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker