Italian Parmesan Snack Mix Recipe

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Italian Parmesan Snack Mix Recipe
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Italian Parmesan Snack Mix Recipe

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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
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Italian Snack Mix in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p52

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 153 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Italian Snack Mix in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p52

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voodoowitch User ID: 635464 117192
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Yuck. Did not taste Italian at all. Basically vinegar and cereal. Not a pleasant combination."

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