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Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix Recipe

Curried Cran-Orange Snack Mix Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 125 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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kbroaddrick User ID: 3940991 183048
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!"

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 101130
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!)"

kimberly1420 User ID: 4900415 106641
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!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 145047
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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