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 User ID: 7124309 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 User ID: 5412155 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 User ID: 1072087 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 User ID: 1676371 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 User ID: 5180847 146043
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012


csublet User ID: 4739275 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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