Indian-Spiced Snack Mix Recipe

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Use your microwave to make a big batch of snack mix in just 20 minutes. It's ideal for anyone who likes a little spice. What a great change of pace from sweets! —Jill Pokrivka, York, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Wheat Chex
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 219 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cereals and nuts. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine corn syrup, honey and butter; microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-45 seconds or until bubbly. Stir in salt and spices; pour over cereal mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Microwave in batches on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Spread onto a baking sheet 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 Indian-Spiced Snack Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p190

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