Lime Time Chex Mix

Utah's state snack food is gelatin, and for good reason. The average Utah resident eats twice as much lime flavor as the average American!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 24

3
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
3
cups Corn Chex™ cereal
1 1/2
cups walnut halves
1
cup checkerboard-shaped pretzels
2
teaspoons coarse (kosher or sea) salt
3
drops neon green food color, if desired
1
package (11 oz) white vanilla baking chips
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1
box (4-serving size) lime-flavored gelatin
Salt, to taste

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In large bowl, mix cereals, walnuts and pretzels. In small bowl, stir salt and food color until color is evenly distributed.
  • 2 In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 30 seconds. Stir; microwave 15 to 30 seconds longer or until chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in oil. Add gelatin; stir until well blended. Pour over cereal mixture; stirring until evenly coated.
  • 3 Spread on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate uncovered about 5 minutes or until set. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Try other flavors of gelatin and see what it does to the flavor and color of the snack mix.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.