nutritional information

Per 1/2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 158
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 197 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 8 g

Nutty Party Crunch

Serves 12 or more

Everybody loves a good party mix. This version tones down the salt and spices and incorporates dried fruit to complement the wine and cheese. If you can't find goji berries, try dried currants or raisins.
  • 2 cups air-popped or low-fat microwave popcorn
  • 2 cups mini spelt pretzels or other whole-grain pretzels
  • 1 ½ cups whole-grain, lattice-woven cereal squares (or six-sided shapes)
  • 1 cup puffed Kamut or puffed wheat cereal
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup dried goji berries
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Toss together popcorn, pretzels, lattice cereal, puffed cereal, almonds, maple syrup, sesame oil, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt in large bowl. Spread mixture in single layer on prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 35 minutes, or until toasted, stirring often. Cool. Transfer to serving bowl; stir in goji berries and cranberries.

November 2009

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Totally agree on the baking time! I checked on mine at 26 minutes and it was already starting to burn. I think the appropriate time is more like 25 minutes, if even that.

Jasper - 2013-11-21 05:22:39

Really good, but I think the baking time was a little long. wish I had pulled it out about 5-7 min earlier....a little burned. Also, my husband requests more nuts. I may add whole almonds next time and maybe pumpkin seeds too.

Cristina - 2010-07-12 21:07:48