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Spicy Chocolate Orange Snack Mix

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling


8 servings

This munchable treat gets an extra zing from orange zest and a pop from cayenne pepper. Set out a bowl to snack on through the day or during a holiday movie night! —Erica Wilson, Beverly, Massachusetts


  • 5 cups Rice Chex
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Place cereal in a large bowl. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, orange juice, cayenne and orange zest. Microwave, covered, on high for 45 seconds; stir. Cook 15-30 seconds longer or until butter is melted; stir until smooth. Pour over cereal.
  2. Microwave in batches on high for 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread onto waxed paper to cool. Stir in chips. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 181 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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