Cranberry Party Mix Recipe
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Cranberry Party Mix Recipe

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“The combination of real maple syrup, hazelnuts and dried cranberries really makes this stand out from the crowd.” —Nicole Filizetti, Grand Marais, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 2 cups Cinnamon Chex
  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 cups hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups dried cranberries

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 348 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 427mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cereals and hazelnuts; set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the syrup, butter, brown sugar, salt and nutmeg. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir until blended. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring after each minute. Stir in cranberries. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cranberry Party Mix in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p48

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rllewis7 189496
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"Replace the 2 cups Wheat Chex with 2 cups Rice Chex to make this a simple gluten free snack!"

laurakaye 186451
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"Made this for game night with our adult family members and it was gone before I knew it. Next time I will cut the nutmeg in 1/2."

whymessz 120656
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"Sounds tasty & to the person who wanted to know how long to cook on stove the syrup instead of microwave, see these links for similar recipes:"

sandra1956 190098
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"Delicious... and so easy!

I used macadamia nuts in place of hazelnuts
It was good cam you go wrong with this easy snack?"

seekere 146043
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012


csublet 120655
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"I don't use a microwave. How long do you cook the syrup mixture and how long and at what temperature do you cook the mix? I want to try it, thanks!"

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