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Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix

 Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix
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
11 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.