Crispy and Spicy Snack Mix

cereal squares

Makes 8 servings


  • 2 cups small, square, whole-wheat cereal
  • 1 cup pretzel twists
  • 1/2 cup square, reduced-fat cheese crackers
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat crackers
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon ginger stir-fry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. See option below for microwave oven.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  3. Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  5. Combine butter, ginger stir-fry sauce, chili powder, and cumin. Drizzle over cereal mixture, tossing to coat.
  6. Spread mixture on baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until crisp, stirring twice.

Microwave Option: Using a microwave-safe baking dish, microwave on high for a total of 6 minutes, stirring at 2-minute intervals. Let cool.

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