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Zesty Crunchy Tex Mex Snack Mix

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  Wheat chex cereal 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (You May Substitute Any Bite-Size Cereal)
  Salted roasted peanuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (You May Substitute A Different Type Of Nut)
  Salted sunflower kernels 1 Cup (16 tbs) (You May Omit These, Or Substitute A Replacement.)
  Corn nuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) (You May Substitute Any Snack From The Snack Section Of Your Grocery Store)
  Butter substitute 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted (I Can'T Believe It'S Not Butter!)
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 1⁄3 Teaspoon

In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups wheat Chex cereal, 1 1/2 cups roasted, salted peanuts, 1 cup sunflower kernels, and 1 cup Cornnuts. Add 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt. Stir thoroughly to combine. Pour in 1/4 cup melted I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, and stir until the snack mix is completely coated with the herbs and spices and the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spread snack mix evenly in a 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch jelly roll pan or other shallow pan or baking dish. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir, and bake an addional few minutes, checking often to see that the mixture does not get overbrown. This will take 5 or 6 minutes. Remove snack mix from oven and let cool completely. Place snack mix in a serving dish, or store it in a sealed container at room temperature. This is a great snack to munch on while you are watch the basketball tournament games, other sports events, movies, etc. I think you will really like it! --Betty :)
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
If you are looking for an in-between-meal snacking choice that won’t doom your diet, then this Tex-Mex snack will help you graze through the day easily and without those annoying hunger pangs. Betty’s quick, easy and tasty snack mix is a doddle to shake up and makes for ultimate munch-time inclusion. Just toss some in a paper cone cup and get chomping. For inspiration, stream the recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 203 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.8%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 326.3 mg13.6%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g6.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g14.1%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 7 g14.8%

Vitamin A 25.2% Vitamin C 5.7%

Calcium 4.6% Iron 30.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Zesty Crunchy Tex Mex Snack Mix Recipe Video