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Margarita Chex® Fiesta Mix

 39 Ratings
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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 20
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Classic margarita flavors of salt, lime and even a dash of tequila combine to make this jazzy snack mix. Olé!

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

Use 2 tablespoons lime juice for the tequila for a family-favorite snack mix.

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.

You can use 9 cups of Corn Chex or Rice Chex instead of a combination of the three cereals.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
8g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
30%
30%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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