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Italian Parmesan Snack Mix

 Italian Parmesan Snack Mix
“A favorite sausage pizza inspired me to create this savory mix. It has great Italian flavors in a fun-to-eat snack version.” —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 7 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups miniature pretzels
  • 2 cups Parmesan and garlic-flavored snack crackers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a 3-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the cereal, pretzels and
  • crackers. In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, seasoned salt,
  • Italian seasoning and fennel. Pour over cereal mixture and toss to
  • coat. Stir in cheese.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes, stirring after each
  • minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 14 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 153 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 530 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon

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