Lemon-Zested Snacker Mix


The feisty flavor from lemon peel and herbs guarantees this party mix to be a hit. A well-balanced ratio of carbohydrates to protein and fat also makes it a good pack-and-go snack.

Lemon-Zest Snacker Mix
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 5 cup bite-size multigrain or wheat square cereal

  • 2 cup plain pita chips, broken into bite-sizes pieces

  • cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

  • 1 1 ounce packet dry ranch salad dressing mix

  • 2 tablespoon dried dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel


  1. Lightly coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In prepared slow cooker combine cereal, pita chips, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, salad dressing mix, dill weed, and rosemary. Drizzle mixture with oil, tossing gently to blend.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 2 1/2 hours, stirring every 40 minutes or on high-heat setting for 80 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle lemon peel over mixture, tossing gently to blend. Spread mixture in an even layer on a l13x9x2-inch baking sheet; cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
5g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Folate, total 116.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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