Lunch has passed and dinner won’t be for a few more hours, but a growling stomach has consumed you…it’s snack time! Regular munchers know how satisfying a good crunch can be to lift you from a midday slump. But if the ordinary bag of potato chips feels mundane, kick it up a notch with classic chili seasoning. The heat of cayenne brings plain cereal squares to life and lingers long enough you’ll forget all about that far-off dinner.
Chili Crunch Mix
2 cups pretzels
2 cups toasted oat o-shaped cereal
2 cups multi-grain, rice or corn square-shaped cereal
2 cups cheese crackers
1 package Simply Organic® Vegetarian Chili Seasoning
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
- Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
- In large bowl, combine cereals, crackers and pretzels. Mix chili seasoning into melted butter, pour over cereal mixture and gently stir to evenly coat. Spread on ungreased 15-by-10-inch baking pan.
- Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and store in airtight container.
- Create your own rendition of this mix by substituting bagel chips or mixed nuts for any of the ingredients.