Take this to snack on before dinner. And if there's any left, toss it on a salad.
2 cups crisscross of corn and rice cereal (such as Crispix)
1 cup tiny pretzel twists
1/2 cup reduced-fat wheat crackers (such as Wheat Thins)
1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar crackers (such as Cheez-It)
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon ginger stir-fry sauce (such as Lawry's)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 250º.
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Combine butter, stir-fry sauce, powder, cumin, and salt; drizzle over cereal mixture, tossing to coat. Spread mixture into a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250º for 30 minutes or until crisp, stirring twice.
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Like many, I did not find this recipe particularly spicy. However, the second time I made it, I added chipotle chili powder and a hot sauce. Instead of using a ginger stir fry sauce, I used a 'spicy' stir fry sauce. It will picked it up! It is wonderful, and something that I will make on many occasions!
Used orange-ginger stir fry sauce instead of ginger stir fry sauce. Overall, tasted good and would make again. Was told it tasted like a Mexican side dish. Mine had a very prominent chili powder taste (even though I used the proportion that the recipe called for). Would have to quadruple the recipe when entertaining.
We love the traditional chex mix, but this is just as good! For adjustments: I doubled the recipe, baked for a full hour, used Smart Balance instead of butter, we only had 1/2 of the required chili powder, subbed garlic salt for regular salt, and I only used corn chex, wheat chex and pretzel sticks. In the end, the only thing I would change is using the full amount of chili powder and a little less cumin. It's a keeper!
I doubled this recipe and substituted half of the Crispix for Shreddies (Shreddies increase the fibre considerably to make it healthier) It is the best ever! I love this and it is not bland but not spicy enough for the little ones to turn their nose up either.
I will be making this again & again, cheap to make, easy and healthy while still tasting good.
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