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Sweet and Spicy Beer Nuts Chex Mix

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Sweet and Spicy Beer Nuts Chex Mix
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 20
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The sweetness of brown ale enhances the spicy flavor of this addicting snack mix from the great beer-producing state of Wisconsin.
Updated Jun 23, 2014

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)

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

150 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 19g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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