Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix Recipe
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Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix Recipe

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A new sweet/salty twist on an old party favorite, this mix includes pistachios, craisins and a mild curry flavor that make it irresistible! It's also a great gift from the kitchen to keep on hand during the holidays. Mary Beth Harris-Murphree - Tyler, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:11 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1-1/2 cups Corn Chex
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 125 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereals, noodles and pistachios; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the butter, orange juice, curry, salt, garlic powder, basil, orange peel and pepper. Drizzle over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 275° for 40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Stir in cranberries. Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p43

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I've made this three times - the only thing I do differently is triple the sauce and double the stuff, in order to make a bigger and more flavorful batch. Everyone I've made it for loves it!"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I made this today, it sure made the house smell great. I was enticed by the spices and ingredients- even though I am not much of a chex mix person. So my review might not be too fair. I am sure this would disappear at a party and be thoroughly enjoyed. Its spicey with the sweetness of the yummy cranberries! I have been making recipes as I get them in my mailbox- instead of just earmarking them and saying oh Ill make that someday. (I just need more eaters!)"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"I haven't made it yet, but fully intend to! Since I don't like chow mein noodles, I intend to use sesame sticks instead! Can't wait!"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"This is okay, but I've had better tasting chex mixes. The cranberries are a nice change though."

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