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Indian-Spiced Snack Mix

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
    2-1/2 quarts


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Microwave in batches on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Spread onto a baking sheet to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 219 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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