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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 quarts


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 234 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Jeannene11
    Nov 25, 2012

    No comment left

  • silken
    Dec 24, 2011

    This snack is to die for! It was the perfect combination of sweet and savory. My hubby says I could just put a bowl of this in front of him for supper! I followed the recipe pretty much exactly but I used parchment paper on my 2 cookie sheets. Once it was spread out to cool, I decided while it was crisp, it could stand to be a bit crispier. I baked both cookie sheets in a 250F oven for 20 mins. It didn't alter or brown anything other than to just make it a bit crispier. I'll be making more of this as soon as I can get some more onion rings.

  • justjenne
    Dec 24, 2011

    Addictive! So easy to make, and everyone asked for the recipe. We will certainly be making this again.

  • cpi013
    Dec 13, 2011

    Very good. It is a really nice balance of sweet and savory. So easy, and tastes great. Will definitely make again.