Sweet and Spicy Beer Nuts Chex Mix

The sweetness of brown ale enhances the spicy flavor of this addicting snack mix from the great beer-producing state of Wisconsin.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

4
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
4
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
2
cups pretzel nuggets
1 1/2
cups beer nuts
1/2
cup brown ale beer
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons butter
1
tablespoon chili powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, pretzels and nuts.
  • 2 In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, place ale. Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in brown sugar, butter, chili powder, salt and red pepper. Microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  • 3 Microwave uncovered on High 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until mixture just begins to brown. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Beer nuts (which don’t contain any beer) have a sweet-and-salty glaze that makes them go well with a cold beer. A perfect addition to this pub-style snack!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.