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Curried Cranberry Snack Mix

 Curried Cranberry Snack Mix
Pack this easy-to-make munchie in a sleek glass or acrylic canister adorned with cotton yarn, and it'll be ready to put under the tree. Get that candy-cane brightness by winding yarn in shades of red and pink around the canister before topping with a homemade pompom. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
21 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 can (6 ounces) French-fried onions
  • 2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 1-1/2 cups honey-roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries, divided

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Place the
  • butter, honey, honey mustard, curry powder and garlic powder in a
  • small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to
  • 1-1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or until mixture is smooth.
  • Pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  • Place half of the mixture in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave,
  • uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Stir
  • in 3/4 cup cranberries. Immediately spread onto waxed paper; cool
  • completely. Repeat with remaining cereal and cranberries. Store in
  • an airtight container. Yield: 4 quarts.

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Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 234 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.