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For an easy party appetizer, spice up pretzel and pecan snacks by trying one of the peppy variations.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large roasting pan combine pretzels, oat cereal, wheat cereal, rice cereal, and nuts. Set aside.

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  • In a small saucepan heat and stir butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce until butter melts. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture; stir gently to coat.

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  • Bake in a 300 degree F oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on a large piece of foil to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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  • Makes 16 to 18 cups (about 32 servings).

Cajun-Style Party Mix:

Prepare Crunchy Party Mix as above, except substitute 3 cups pecan halves for the mixed nuts and add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the butter mixture.

5-Spice Party Mix:

Prepare Crunchy Party Mix as above, except omit Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce. Add 3 tablespoons 5-spice powder. Substitute 2 cups honey-roasted cashews and 1 cup unsalted unblanched almonds for the 3 cups mixed nuts.

Wasabi Party Mix:

Prepare Crunchy Party Mix as above, except omit the bottled hot pepper sauce. Substitute 3 cups wasabi-flavored dehydrated peas for the mixed nuts.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; 11 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 264 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 3 g protein; 243 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 20 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;

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