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)
In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal, peanuts and pretzels; set aside.
In small bowl, mix honey and warm water. Stir in salt, cumin and red pepper until blended.
Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
Microwave uncovered on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute.
Stir in raisins. Microwave 1 minute longer.
Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.
**GLUTEN FREE** Honey nut chex are gluten free. Just use gluten Free pretzels, or omit pretzels for a gluten free snack mix.