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Spicy Chex Mix

This makes a spicy version of the old snack mix favorite. The secret here is to find lower sodium versions of the typical ingredients. This includes unsalted nuts, unsalted pretzels and low sodium cereal. Chex cereal contains quite a bit of sodium, but you can readily find substitutes like mini shredded wheat and sodium free versions of Cherrios. There are a number of good commercial seasoning mixes that contain no salt, such as those from Mrs. Dash, frontier and Mr. Spice. The sesame sticks are available at many gourmet and organic food stores. If you can't find them just increase the amount of cereal.

6 T Unsalted Margarine
1 1/2 T Worcestershire
1 t Salt Free Seasoning Mix
1 t Celery Seed,Ground
1 t Garlic Powder
1 t Cayenne
1/2 lb Unsalted Pecans
1/2 lb Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts
8 oz Unsalted Pretzels
1 lb Unsalted Sesame Sticks
3 c Mini Shredded Wheat
2 c Unsalted Oat Cereal

Melt margarine. Add seasonings and stir. Combine nuts, pretzels and sesame sticks in a large bowl. Pour sauce over and stir to coat. Stir in cereal and mix well. Bake at 275 for 3 hour, stirring occasionally.

Yield: 24 Servings

Sodium Category: LowSodium

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Helping
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 148
Calories from Fat 73

% Daily Values *

Total Fat 8 gr
  Saturated Fat 1 gr
  Polyunsaturated Fat 3 gr
  Monounsaturated Fat 4 gr
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 61 mg
Potassium 121 mg
Carbohydrates 17 gr
  Dietary Fiber 2gr
Protein 4 gr
12%
6%
 
 
0%
2%
3%
6%
8%
 

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron
5%
5%
2%
7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on
a 2000 calorie diet