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Sweet & Spicy Chex Mix

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Football is a main focus in many households right now, atleast with the Hubbies.  It is that time of year when I try to find some great football finger foods.  Appetizers, snacks, and Simple finger foods hit the spot for the family or a football party.

Today I wanted to make something snacky, but not the traditional snack mix.  I got the idea for this Sweet & Spicy Chex Mix from Chex.com, but I changed it up a bit.  We tossed in some pretzels, and left out the sunflower nuts (mostly because I didn’t have any).   I love taking a recipe and switching it a bit to match our tastes.

My favorite part of this recipe is the Honey Nut Chex.  If you haven’t tried them yet, you should!  I eat these just for a snack!  They are delicious, low cal, and gluten free. How can you go wrong?

Sweet & Spicy Chex Mix

  • 4 Cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 3/4 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

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Directions

In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, peanuts and pretzels; set aside.

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In small bowl, mix honey and warm water. Stir in salt, cumin and red pepper until blended.

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Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.

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Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute.

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Stir in raisins. Microwave 1 minute longer.

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Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

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**GLUTEN FREE**  Honey nut chex are gluten free.  Just use gluten Free pretzels, or omit pretzels for a gluten free snack mix.

Looking for more Appetizers for the big game!  I have tons to choose from here!

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