Margarita Chex® Fiesta Mix

Margarita Chex® Fiesta Mix

Classic margarita flavors of salt, lime and even a dash of tequila combine to make this jazzy snack mix. Olé!

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

20

servings

1/2
cup butter or margarine
2
tablespoons tequila
2
teaspoons seasoned salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
envelopes instant margarita mix, from 3 1/3-oz package
4
cups Corn Chex® cereal
3
cups Rice Chex® cereal
2
cups Wheat Chex® cereal
1
cup mixed nuts
1
cup bite-size pretzel twists
1
cup dried cranberries or cherries
  1. Heat oven to 250°F.
  2. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in tequila, seasoned salt, red pepper and dry margarita mix. Stir in cereals, nuts and pretzels until evenly coated.
  3. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Stir in cranberries. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
Makes 20 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Use 2 tablespoons lime juice for the tequila for a family-favorite snack mix.
Special Touch
Serve this zesty snack mix in a margarita glass with a salted rim. Rub the rim of the glass with the cut side of a lime or lemon wedge, then dip the rim into a shallow dish of coarse salt.
Substitution
You can use 9 cups of Corn Chex or Rice Chex instead of a combination of the three cereals.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 390mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 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 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.